Experience with Elastomeric Concrete Expansion Joint Transition Dams in Bridges

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Title: Experience with Elastomeric Concrete Expansion Joint Transition Dams in Bridges

Author(s): Gary A. Busch

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 70

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 997-1022

Keywords: bonding; bridge decks; bridges (structures); control joints; failure; joint sealers; maintenance; performance; plastics, polymers and resins

Date: 1/1/1981

Abstract:
The shortcomings of materials used to handle expansion joint transition dam areas in bridges have long been recognized. Now, with the introduction of a new engineering material, this challenging problem in both civil engineering and architectural structures may be overcome. The 9-year performance history of elastomeric concrete has thus far shown its capability to extend the maintence free life of expansion dams in bridges.