The road network is crucial to the success of a country’s economy. Bridges and Urban Viaducts make up a significant percentage of a nation’s transport infrastructure. With ever increasing traffic, the stresses on the asphalt surface of bridge decks have never been higher.
A well-designed bridge is expecting a structural life span of centuries, but the asphalt surface of the bridge however is only expected to last a fraction of that time, with periodical mill and pave resurfacing as well as localised patching seen as the standard protocol for the maintenances of the bridge asphalt surface.
Every maintenance intervention affects the integrity of the asphalt surfacing and introducing cut joints into the pavement poses a risk of damaging the waterproofing of the bridge deck. Preserving the asphalt surface course with RHiNOPHALT® will extend its performance life span, which is proven to reduce the number of surface course replacements over a long term life-cycle, and reduce maintenance interventions.
RHiNOPHALT® provides a more sustainable method to extend the operational life of the asphalt pavement, to minimise road blocks and closures of the busy bridge, as well as offering environmental and commercial benefits in the process. RHiNOPHALT® seals the surface and protects the existing bitumen from the impact of oxidization due to weathering and UV degradation. As well as significantly reducing water ingress and damage.
The treatment is also quick to deliver and can be carried out during the night time when closures, or part closures are available. Improving the efficiency of the contractors and minimizing the effects of disruption and road closures.
Undertaking major maintenance on the Bridge is not only disruptive but also very difficult and costly, especially Grand Bridges such as Hangzhou Bay Bridge which cuts journey time between Shanghai and Ningbo by half.
RHiNOPHALT® is a unique preventative maintenance treatment for asphalt which preserves, protects and extends the life of the asphalt infrastructure, delivering substantial operational, financial and environmental benefits. Tested and proven to withstand all extreme weather conditions!Find out more