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Post-Tensioned & Cable Stay Bridges: Diagnosing & Remediating Corrosive Conditions

Author:  Dallas E. Montgomery, PE, RLS

Lurking beneath the surface of otherwise visibly sound concrete bridges lies a potentially significant disease-causing corrosion and deterioration. If left untreated, it can lead to a shorter-than-planned effective service life and reduced load carrying capacity for post-tensioned and cable stay bridges.

In this paper, we’ll examine post-tensioned (PT) and cable stay (CS) bridges and the importance of diagnosing and remediating corrosive conditions.

  • Repair Program Benefits
  • The Perfect Storm
  • Is a Formal Repair Program Right for You?
  • Procedures & Protocols
  • The Culprits of Corrosion