Post-Tensioned System & Cable Stay Bridges: Diagnosing & Remediating Corrosive Conditions
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 system and cable stay bridges.
In this paper, we’ll examine post-tensioned system (PTS) and cable stay (CS) bridges and the importance of diagnosing and remediating corrosive conditions.