Reinforcing Steel: Bridge Decks Mobile App
The improper placement of reinforcing steel can greatly reduce the strength and life of a structure and possibly lead to a structural failure.
How does it work?
The failure of a structure does not necessarily mean the collapse of a structure. A structure fails when it can no longer be used in the manner in which it was intended. A bridge that deflects more than is tolerable by those using it is a failed structure. A culvert that allows water to flow in a path other than through the culvert is a failed structure. The Reinforcing Steel: Bridge Decks mobile app includes a reinforcement inspection checklist specific the structural elements of bridge decks.