Evaluation of Skid Resistance of Bare Concrete Bridge Decks

The objective of this research initiative is to examine different concrete surface finishing techniques currently in place on bare bridge decks in order to determine which methodologies lead to the greatest skid resistance. Two differing methods of skid resistance testing will be performed, including the use of a British Pendulum Tester as well as a locked wheel skid test. The Structures Section has comprised a list of fourteen bridges that will be tested around the state, 32 years or younger, with five or more different surface finishing techniques used among them. Analysis of the skid resistance data will help lead to the selection of an optimal concrete surface finish thereby increasing the overall safety of the traveling public. The analysis of these finishing techniques will also include other factors, such as cost, long term durability, quality assurance, construction feasibility and probability of success.


    • English


    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 715

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Vermont Agency of Transportation

      Materials and Research Section
      1 National Life Drive, Drawer 33
      Montpelier, VT  USA  05633
    • Project Managers:

      Tremblay, Jason

    • Principal Investigators:

      Tremblay, Jason

    • Start Date: 20100101
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24979

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01464019
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 715
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:34PM