This Shotcrete Classic was selected for reader interest. While ï¬rst published 23 years ago, most of the dry-mix shotcrete technology described for repair of bridges still remains relevant today. There are a few areas where things have changed. Small line wet-mix shotcrete equipment is now available with suitable start and stop characteristics for small volume wet-mix shotcrete repair of bridges and other structures and is now also widely used for this purpose. Also, with proper surface preparation and the incorporation of silca fume in shotcrete, bonding agents are now seldom used, or needed. Good guidance regarding current recommendations for shotcrete repair of bridges can be found in the AASHTO-AGC-ARTBA Task Force 37 Report œGuide Speciï¬cation for Shotcrete Repair of Highway Bridges, published in 1998 by AASHTO in Washington, DC.