CONCRETE OVERLAYS ON TIMBER BEAM BRIDGES

@inproceedings{Mcphail1992CONCRETEOO,
  title={CONCRETE OVERLAYS ON TIMBER BEAM BRIDGES},
  author={J Mcphail},
  year={1992}
}
A concrete overlay of a timber beam bridge involves casting a thin reinforced concrete slab over the existing deck. The main purpose is to provide a waterproof membrane over the deck, thereby arresting rot, extending the life of the timber and greatly reducing maintenance costs. Other significant benefits include improved riding surface, stiffer deck, greatly reduced vibrations, elimination of loose connections, and improved safety if timber railing is replaced with guardrail. To motorists, the… CONTINUE READING

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