A Span of Concrete Advantages
With 475,000 bridges spanning a diversity of regions and climates
throughout the U.S., it's little wonder that today more than 70%
are constructed of concrete. With long life and low maintenance,
concrete consistently outperforms other materials. From flexibility
in design to lower life-cycle costs, concrete continues to demonstrate
efficiency over steel and timber. Engineered to meet specific needs,
high-performance, environmentally friendly concrete is the best
choice for today's bridge construction.
Benefits Today ... and Down the Road.
Bridge construction with high-performance concrete offers many long-term
- Cost savings - With reduced
cost of construction and lower maintenance costs over the life
of the structure, concrete makes financial sense.
- Durability - Employing mineral
admixtures that strengthen resistance to extreme temperature changes
and corrosive chemicals, concrete bridges can have a service life
of 100 years.
- Competitiveness - In competitive
bidding, concrete is consistently recognized for value, quality
- Aesthetics - Dynamic and graceful,
today's long-span signature concrete bridges add distinction to
urban areas, earn architectural acclaim, appeal to tourists and
encourage economic development.