Aesthetic Coatings for Bridge Components

The look of a bridge significantly affects the look of a Wisconsin highway. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) typically has paint and coating applied to steel and concrete bridge components to improve their appearance. However, peeling, fading, vandalism, staining by rust, and other factors discolor and mar bridge surfaces. This study will evaluate various coatings in terms of aesthetic virtue and cost-effectiveness. Investigators will pursue both better-looking bridges as well as improved protection of materials on bridges from chlorine penetration, rust, and more. Products and methods for applying coatings will allow WisDOT to ensure that bridges in Wisconsin perform better in terms of resisting damage and will look good for the traveling public.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Wisconsin Department of Transportation

      4802 Sheboygan Avenue
      Madison, WI  United States  53707
    • Project Managers:

      McDaniel, Travis

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

      Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics
      3200 North Cramer Street
      Milwaukee, WI  United States  53211
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ghorbanpoor, Al

    • Start Date: 20101021
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20150630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27786

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01553689
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 0092-11-07
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 19 2015 1:00AM