Compression Seals for Bridges

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Title: Compression Seals for Bridges

Author(s): Stewart C. Watson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 65

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 721-729

Keywords: bridge decks;bridges (structures);control joints;joints;long span;sealents.

Date: 9/1/1968

Abstract:
Reviews the kinds of problems that develop when improper or inadequate joint sealing practices are used on bridges. Describes the many things to be considered when selecting a sealing system and shows how the trend to longer bridge spans require consideration of compression seals. A brief review is given of practices in North America and Europe and several types of newly-developed compression seal systems are illustrated.