POLYMER COMPOSITE BRIDGE RAIL COVER
Twenty years after installation the results show the bridge rails to be in excellent condition. Installation costs and time are greatly reduced using these polymer composite covers.
This shows a section of the polymer cover over the existing concrete railing. To repair this bridge railing covers were placed over, instead of demolishing it. The Delaware District ODOT crew completed installation in only three days.
Today the bridge is still in excellent condition. The polymer covers protect the underling concrete railing from salts and freeze thaw cycles. Because they are in sections, the bridge is allowed to flex without cracking the railing.