Bridges are an essential part of our transportation world. County roads, highways and thoroughfares depend on the safety and performance of bridges to keep traffic flowing and commuters safe. Constant flow of traffic together with the elements of nature can lead to concrete deterioration, cracks, leaks, expansion joint problems and structural issues over time.
Maintaining structural integrity and safety are the main concerns when looking to restore and repair bridges. CMR has extensive experience working alongside municipalities, engineers and architects to develop comprehensive concrete repair and restoration plans for bridges and their surrounding structures.
To address issues caused by traffic patterns and weather, CMR employs a variety of repair methods with applications including epoxy and urethane injections, shotcrete and expansion joint repairs and specialty coatings that once applied to the surface of concrete can be specifically formulated to act as a protective barrier to the concrete. Our dedicated consultants will work with you and your team to assess your bridge, address all issues and develop a full-service, comprehensive solution restoring the structural integrity and longevity of the bridge.
During the summer of 2013, CMR began concrete repairs and restoration on a State of Wisconsin Department of Tourism bridge in Spring Green, WI. While the bridge was a relatively new construction, issues of micro-cracking were arising and the DOT was looking to address the problem immediately. The project was to take place during the height of tourism season, so it was important for the bridge to remain open to traffic during all repairs. After a thorough assessment of the structure and the cracking issues, CMR worked with the DOT to develop a plan to protect the bridge from water and salt and extend the life of the bridge without closing the essential transit route. CMR recommended a polymer overlay that would protect the bridge as well as provide skid-resistance.
“I have been working with Concrete and Masonry Restoration and their Principles for over 25 years. They have provided the best suited materials, technical know-how and professional workmanship on all of our projects. Their price structure has always been competitive and they stand behind their timely completion schedules.”