How Polyester Polymer Concrete Highway and Bridge Deck Overlays Became "State of the Art"

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Title: How Polyester Polymer Concrete Highway and Bridge Deck Overlays Became "State of the Art"

Author(s): J. Maass

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 214

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 39-50

Keywords: bridge and deck overlay; CalTrans; Donner Pass; highway overlay; I-80; polyester resin; polymer concrete; premix method; unsaturated polyester

Date: 6/17/2003

Abstract:
This paper reviews the history of polyester polymer concrete highway and bridge deck overlay with a focus on the work done in California and adjacent states. The paper discusses the early work done at Brookhaven Labs, the watershed I-80 job done at Donner Pass (including updates relating to the job), and then reviews the large number of successes over the last thirty years.