Title: Factors Affecting the Durability of Concrete Bridge Decks
Author(s): Roger E. Carrier and Philip D. Cady
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 121-168
Keywords: bridge decks; calcium chlorides; concrete pavements; concretes; corrosion; cover; cracking (fracturing); curing; deicers; deterioration; durability; freeze-thaw durability; highway bridges; mix proportioning; moisture; mortars (material)
A survey of 249 four-year old Pennsylvania bridge decks was conducted for two purposes: To determine the condition of the decks with regard to the extent and severity of their deterioration, and to provide insight into the relative importance of those factors, or combination of factors, which cause deterioration.