Corrosion Protection of Steel Bridges
The use of steel for modern bridges has grown significantly over the last 20 years. Engineers and specifiers have recognized the benefits that steel offers as a construction material, which combined with imaginative designs has resulted in some striking bridges that have not escaped the public's attention. Modern bridges currently have a design life requirement of 120 years, and the performance of the protective system is a critical factor. Furthermore, reductions in the number of repainting cycles have become significant in the evaluation of whole life costs.