Why Should Bituminous Layers Be Used Over Portland Cement Bridge Decks

Paper by PERDIGAO from ISCR 8th 1998 Lisbon Portugal

The purpose of this paper is to bring to the attention of the highway community in Portugal, a methodology that allows the construction of bridge decks with Portland Cement surfaces without the need to use bituminous surface layers. This paper will present construction methods, cost benefit analysis, some of the specifications related with this subject, as well as examples of construction cases.

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