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345R-11 Guide for Concrete Highway Bridge Deck Construction

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The service-life performance of concrete bridge decks, including maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation needs, is directly related to the care exercised from the preconstruction through post-construction period. This guide provides recommendations for bridge deck construction based on considerations of durability, concrete materials, reinforcement, placing, finishing and curing, and overlays.

Keywords: admixtures; aggregate; air entrainment; bridge decks; concrete curing; concrete finishing; concrete overlays; concrete placing; cracking; durability; polymer concrete; reinforcing bars; scaling; shrinkage; skid resistance.


Document Details

Author: ACI Committee 345

Publication Year: 2011

Pages: 42

ISBN: 9780870314100

Categories: Bridges

Formats: PDF

Table of Contents

Chapter 1—Introduction and scope



Chapter 2—Definitions


Chapter 3—Design and durability considerations


3.2—Concrete and reinforcement materials

3.3—Positive protective systems

3.4—Arrangement and cover of reinforcement

3.5—Deck thickness

3.6—Deck drainage

3.7—Joint-forming materials and locations

3.8—Types and causes of deck cracking

Chapter 4—Concrete materials


4.2—Concrete-making materials

4.3—Chemical admixtures

4.4—Effects on concrete properties

4.5—Workability and consistency


4.7—Air content

4.8—Setting time




4.12—Skid resistance

Chapter 5—Reinforcement

5.1—General considerations

5.2—Reinforcement placement

5.3—Reinforcement supports and ties

5.4—Concrete cover over reinforcement


5.6—Reinforcement type

Chapter 6—Placing, finishing, and curing




Chapter 7—Overlays


7.2—Need for overlays

7.3—Required properties of overlays

7.4—Types of overlays

7.5—Design considerations

7.6—Construction considerations

7.7—Other considerations

Chapter 8—References

8.1—Referenced standards and reports

8.2—Cited references


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