Researcher develops wrap treatment to rehabilitate old bridges

09/14/2011 | Register-Herald (Beckley, W.Va.), The

A researcher at West Virginia University has developed a method used to repair about 30 bridges across West Virginia. The bridge set for rehabilitation is stripped to a solid portion of steel or concrete and is then covered with mortar and "wrapped tightly with either glass fabric or carbon fabric and resin." said Hota GangaRao, developer of the process. "Not only does it hold things together, but the wrap also enhances the strength of the overall structure."

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