The bridge infrastructure of the United States is in constant need of repair and rehabilitation. It is reported that 43% of the bridges in the USA have been identified as being structurally deficient or functionally obsolete due to corrosion. SuperdeckTM, a non-corrosive fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite bridge deck. The Deck is designed and engineered into a lightweight, strong and rigid structure that will not corrode. The deck sections, composed of hexagon and double-trapezoid profiles, are bonded with a high-strength adhesive under controlled conditions in the manufacturing plant.
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Composite Materials & Technologies
bridge structure, frp composite bridge deck, superdeck, material
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Modular FRP Composite Bridge Deck" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 19.