MEMRRES: Model for evaluating maintenance, repair and rehabilitation strategies in concrete bridge decks

Taehoon Hong, Makarand Hastak

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Abstract

It is very important for State Departments of Transportation (DOT) to establish strategies with regard to maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation (MR&R) of bridges. With the availability of Bridge Management Systems (BMS) such as PONTIS and BRIDGIT, owners are beginning to emphasize cost-effective proactive strategies from the start, when the bridge is new. Therefore, a model is required for the development of optimal MR&R action scenarios suitable to each DOT for effective management of the bridges. This article introduces a Model for Evaluating Maintenance, Repair and REhabilitation Strategies (MEMRRES) in concrete bridge decks. The MEMRRES assists the decision makers in determining the optimal MR&R strategy among the feasible MR&R strategies. The MEMRRES methodology is explained through a hypothetical example and is applied for determining the optimal MR&R strategy of concrete bridge decks for 24 State DOT (DOTs). It can be used as a tool by bridge engineers within their respective DOT to select cost-effective MR&R actions for concrete bridge decks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-248
Number of pages16
JournalCivil Engineering and Environmental Science
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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