Guide to Bridge Repair and Rehabilitation

Numerous research papers have been published describing procedures to detect deficiencies, analyze and repair bridge structures, but a majority of these papers are devoted to long span and "special" structures (cable-stayed, suspension, orthotropic decks etc.). Some agencies have established criteria, guidelines and methods for bridge repair and rehabilitation. However, presently there is no nationally accepted document that would provide guidelines to jurisdictions and municipalities on repair and rehabilitation of bridges and culverts. The goal of this project is to develop a Guide for Bridge Repair and Rehabilitation. This Guide is intended to be an outline document and is not intended to be a comprehensive best practices document describing in detail how to approach a particular rehabilitation issue. It is intended, however, to provide guidelines for federal, provincial and municipal bridge owners across Canada.