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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-06-078
Date: June 2006

Job Site Evaluation of Corrosion Resistant Alloys


The various IBRC projects demonstrated that, in most situations and subject to availability, corrosion-resistant reinforcing steel can be incorporated into bridge construction projects with relative ease. Construction personnel at several job sites indicated that corrosion-resistant reinforcement placement was more straightforward than for ECR because of the care that must be exercised to avoid coating damage on the latter. Further alloy development, particularly in the case of stainless clad, should be encouraged. Attempts should be made to compare results from ongoing laboratory studies, wherein methodologies for projecting long-term performance of corrosion-resistant reinforcement from short-term tests are being developed, with data from the IBRC bridges as the latter become available. This will require, however, that states maintain records for the respective bridges and commit to a long-term monitoring and data acquisition program

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