Final Report: Polymer Concrete Overlay on Beulah Road Bridge: Condition of Overlay After One Year in Service

Report No: 84-R12

Published in 1983

About the report:

An evaluation of the thin polymer concrete overlay placed on the Beulah Road bridge indicates that the overlay is securely bonded to the base concrete and is providing low permeability and high skid resistance after 1 year of service life. The lane constructed with 90-570 resin is more flexible and therefore is providing better protection than the lane constructed with LB183 resin. It is recommended that the performance of the lane constructed with the 90-570 resin be monitored over a 10-year period and that the Department use a resin comparable to 90-570 in the construction of needed polymer concrete overlays.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.

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Michael M. Sprinkel, P.E.

Last updated: January 17, 2024

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