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Bridge Concrete Decks

Constructing a bridge, more specifically a bridge deck requires specialized knowledge, skills and equipment, as well as attention to the detail and adherence to safety protocols to ensure a high-quality finished product.

Constructing a bridge concrete deck may vary depending on the project but some of the common tasks performed by RBA’s included:

  • Taking into account factors such as traffic load, climate conditions and environmental considerations.
  • Organizing the necessary materials such as concrete and reinforcing steel.
  • Preparing the bridge substructure to receive the deck elements, including preparing forms, overhangs brackets, diaphragms.
  • Installing and managing the concrete paver.
  • Pouring and finishing the concrete deck, including leveling  and smoothing the surface, placing the expansion joints, and curing the concrete to insure it reaches its full strength.
  • Conducting internal quality control and inspections throughout the construction process to ensure that the bridge deck is safe and meets all design specifications.