Construction Details Around Expansion Joints in a Bituminous Surfacing: A Technical Note

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Title: Construction Details Around Expansion Joints in a Bituminous Surfacing: A Technical Note

Author(s): Heinz Honegger

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 70

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 1181-1186

Keywords: bituminous concretes; bridges (structures); control joints; drainage; structural design; waterproofing

Date: 1/1/1981

Abstract:
This technical note describes several expansion joint and drainage details used on bridges in Europe. The details include a technique to prevent deterioration of bituminous surfacings at expansion joints, an adjustable drainage grating, a combination drainage/ventilation element and an expansion bellows to prevent damage to utility pipes from movement of the bridge.