Spanish Experience in Concrete Pavements on Bridges

Paper by CASTRO from ISCR 8th 1998 Lisbon Portugal

There are more than one hundred and sixty bridges with concrete pavement in Spain. All of them are in motorways with heavy traffic but in very different thermal regions. Three types of bridge concrete pavements are used: monolithic, bonded and unbonded. This paper presents the Spanish experience in concrete pavements on bridges. The main features concerning design and construction of bridge pavements are described and the behaviour of pavements is analysed based on the results of a visual inspection and a sw vey, which is carried out between persons in charge of maintenance.

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