Corrosion Performance of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcement Bars

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  09/24/2008


High salt levels on the roadways from deicing agents can lead to serious corrosion of uncoated steel reinforcement in bridge decks. Since the 1970s, reinforcing bars have been coated with epoxy to protect them from corrosion. In this study, researchers revisit four bridges that were examined 10 years ago to evaluate the continuing performance and level of corrosion of the epoxy-coated reinforcing bars.

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