Dam Retrofits Bridges

Why is reinforced concrete used in bridges?

Concrete with steel bars embedded in it is called reinforced concrete. Reinforcement allows for less concrete to be used because the steel carries all the tension; also, the concrete protects the steel from corrosion and fire.

Is reinforced concrete used in bridges?

Reinforced concrete is used for construction on a large scale, such as bridges, dams, piers, tall buildings and stadiums. It is most commonly used in domestic construction for the footings and foundations of smaller everyday dwellings.

What concrete is used for bridges?

When it comes to constructing bridges that need to absorb shock and impact, prestressed concrete is the best choice. Prestressed concrete is also usually preferred for heavily loaded structures, due to its lighter weight compared to that of reinforced concrete.