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By "steel pan", do you mean "steel orthotropic deck"?

If so, may I suggest you use a "Bonded-Aggregate Wearing Surface".   Check out
the following products/manufacturers:

"FLEXOLITH" Polymer Concrete Bridge Deck Overlay
by Tamms Industries
7405 Production Drive
Mentor, OH 44060
FAX: 216-974-2388


"BIMAGRIP"     by Bimark Maintenance Systems   (Can't find their catalog)

We are specifying its use for the roadway portion of the new steel orthotropic
deck on the Triborough Suspension Bridge in New York City.  The surface will be
3/8" (9.5 mm) thick and will reduce the dead load on the structure
significantly.  You can get a generic spec from the manufacturer or I have one
if you need it.


"E.B.Davison, P.Eng." <rndeng(--nospam--at)> on 09/01/99 11:36:04 AM

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Subject:  Bridge Deck Coating

I have an existing steel suspension walkway bridge with a steel pan walkway deck
that needs a new wearing surface (other than concrete or asphalt).  Before
stepping into past products and methods I would like to hear of any suggestions
for a surface coating and paint specification that others may be using or new
products that may be available.  The Bridge is in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
and exposed to extreme temperatures = & -.

Bruce Davison, P.Eng.
RND Engineering Ltd.