Field assessment of a concrete bridge: Case study

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Abstract

This chapter discusses a case study of the field assessment through visual inspection and load testing of a reinforced concrete bridge with cracking caused by alkali-silica reaction, the viaduct Zijlweg. The first main topic of this chapter is the preparation, execution, and post-processing of the load test, through which it could be demonstrated that the capacity of the viaduct is sufficient and structural strengthening is not required. The second topic is a discussion of the cost-savings (economic, environmental, and social) that are obtained through this procedure as compared to a replacement of the superstructure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures
EditorsF. Pacheco-Torgal, R.E. Melchers, X. Shi, N. De Belie, K. Van Tittelboom, A. Sáez
PublisherElsevier
Pages195-234
ISBN (Electronic)9780081021828
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-102181-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Lantsoght, E. (2017). Field assessment of a concrete bridge: Case study. In F. Pacheco-Torgal, R. E. Melchers, X. Shi, N. De Belie, K. Van Tittelboom, & A. Sáez (Eds.), Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures (pp. 195-234). [9] Elsevier.