According to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, 1 in 3 bridges in the United States needs to be repaired or replaced. More than 46,000 bridges are rated in poor condition and classified as “structurally deficient,” and 81,000 bridges should be replaced. Some of the notable structurally deficient bridges in 2019 include the heavily traveled Brooklyn Bridge in New York and the Teddy Roosevelt bridge in Washington, D.C.
As the U.S. population continues to increase, placing even more demands on the aging transportation infrastructure, tunnel and bridge rehabilitation will continue to be a priority.
OBIC’s polyurea lining system offers an ideal solution for rehabilitating concrete and steel bridge decking, tunnels, parking garage structures and pedestrian walkways. A few of the most notable benefits include:
- Spray applied solutions that offer seamless rehabilitation of cracks and irregular surfaces
- Rapid cure technology, even in extreme temperatures, requires minimal downtime and traffic disruption
- Waterproof solutions that are resistant to corrosion and damage caused by water, salt and chemicals
- Flexible polymers that can withstand extreme temperatures and harsh conditions without cracking under the pressure of the host structure
- Strong and able to restore the structural integrity of extensively damaged structures
- Customizable solutions backed by a team of chemists and third-party testing
- Long-lasting technology that can extend the life of the bridge decking or structure by 50 years or longer
- Environmentally friendly
OBIC semi-structural polyurea-hybrid is ideal for stormwater culverts. Governmental agencies with concrete or corrugated metal culverts consider several items when deciding to either replace or rehabilitate stormwater culverts.