Repair or Replace Concrete Bridge Decks?

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  05/25/2007

Summary:

Methods to Select the Lowest Cost Alternative Researchers performed an economic analysis to identify the most cost-effective maintenance strategies for a large group of aging concrete bridge decks. Based on current prices, researchers determined that repair is preferable to redecking if repair can elevate a deteriorated deck to an acceptable condition. Researchers also developed least-cost repair/replacement strategies for all of the decks in the group.

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