Corrosion autopsy of a structurally unsound bridge deck

  title={Corrosion autopsy of a structurally unsound bridge deck},
  author={Richard F. Stratfull},
An investigation was performed on a 12-year old salt-contaminated, reinforced concrete bridge deck that had to be replaced because of its deteriorated condition. In this investigation, the electrical half-cell potential measurements and effect of chlorides present seem to be related to some threshold amount that changes the steel from a passive to an active state. Beyond this point, the amount of salt present has little or no effect except as it might infleunce the area of corrosion involved… CONTINUE READING