Guide to the Texturing of Concrete Bridge Decks

Report No: 84-R20

Published in 1984

About the report:

The findings from this study were based on limited data. Requests for candidate structures for the inspections indicated that relatively few suitable bridges were available. Only 6 of those bridges could be skid tested. A further limitation was that, since the texturing specification was relatively new, the effect of traffic wear over a substantial period of time could not be measured. Skid resistance data from tests with treaded tires at 40 mph in the traffic lanes of interstate highway bridges, obtained routinely as part of another program, were available to indicate the effect of wear on earlier bridge deck textures.

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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Wallace T. McKeel, Jr., P.E.

Last updated: January 17, 2024

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