Evaluation of the Installation and Initial Condition of High Performance Concrete Overlays Placed on Route 60 Over Lynnhaven Inlet in Virginia

Report No: 99-IR4

Published in 1999

About the report:

Sixteen high performance concrete overlays were placed on two 28-span bridges on Rte. 60 over Lynnhaven Inlet, Virginia Beach, Virginia, in the spring of 1996. The construction was funded with 20 percent Virginia Department of Transportation maintenance funds and 80 percent special ISTEA Section 6005 federal funds specifically allocated to demonstrate overlay technologies. ISTEA funds were also used to evaluate the installation and initial condition of the overlays and to prepare this report. The installation included 13 different concrete mixtures, an overlay with a thickness of only 19 mm (0.75 in), and spans with and without topical treatments of two corrosion inhibitors, for a total of 16 different overlays. The overlay types are 7% silica fume (SF), 5% SF and 35% slag (S), 5% SF and 15% class F fly ash (FA), 15% latex-modified concrete (LMC), 13% SF and 15% FA, 13% SF and 15% FA placed 19 mm thick, 7% SF and Rheocrete corrosion inhibiting admixture (CIA) (RCI), 7% SF and Armatec CIA (ACI) and ACI topical treatment (A), 7% SF and ACI, 7% SF and Darex CIA (DCI) and Postrite (P) topical treatment, 7% SF and DCI, 40% S, 7% SF and shrinkage reducing admixture (CQI), 7% SF and polyolefin fibers (POF), 7% SF and steel fibers (STF), and 7% SF and polypropylene fibers (PPF). With the exception of system F, overlays were required to have a minimum thickness of 32 mm. Also, system E had a variable thickness that ranged from 32 mm to 19 mm to provide good ride quality.

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: December 12, 2023

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