Polymer Concrete Overlay on the Big Swan Creek Bridge: Condition of Overlay After Two Years in Service

Report No: 86-R37

Published in 1986

About the report:

The multiple-layer polymer concrete overlay on the Big Swan Creek Bridge was soundly bonded to the base concrete and providing excellent protection against the infiltration of chloride ions after 2 years in service. Evaluations of this and PC overlays in Virginia have resulted in the state-of-the-art materials, installation techniques, and test methods presented in this report and believed to be necessary for the construction of polymer overlays that can provide a useful service life of 10 or more years.

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: February 10, 2024

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