Repair of Bridge Elements Using Shotcrete

This article presents the essential elements nec­essary for successful remediation of bridge elements. It should be noted that all struc­tural elements whether f om bridges or other struc­tures can have certain commonality. However, with bridges, there are certain environmental character­istics that enhance the potential for distress. Bridge elements have a certain sensitivity to damage caused

Shotcrete Reinforcement

Before the 1970s, shotcrete was reinforced either with conventional reinforcing steel welded wire mesh fabric, or in some in­stances with chain-link mesh or even chicken mesh. In the early 1970s the con-Dr. D.R. (Rusty) cept of steel fiber reinforced shotcrete