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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-22-065    Date:  May 2022
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-22-065
Date: May 2022


Design and Construction of UHPC-Based Bridge Preservation and Repair Solutions

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In 2021, ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) for bridge preservation and repair (P&R) was rolled out as one of the innovative technologies in the Federal Highway Administration's Every Day Counts program. UHPC has been a proven solution in bridge construction for connections between prefabricated bridge elements and is an emerging solution for P&R that offers enhanced performance and improved lifecycle cost over traditional methods. UHPC repair solutions are long lasting and resilient, requiring less maintenance and fewer follow-up repairs than conventional methods. The information presented in this document provides background, context, and foundational knowledge to bridge owners and designers interested in using this innovative solution for preserving our Nation's highway bridges.

Cheryl Allen Richter, P.E., Ph.D.
Director, Office of Infrastructure
Research and Development


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