Some proposals are made for the use of epoxy coated reinforcement in United Kingdom bridge decks. These proposals are based mainly on an extensive review of North American work. A preliminary cost study is made. It is concluded that epoxy coating of the top steel in addition to current waterproofing practice would provide - at relatively little extra cost - additional assurance that the reinforcement would be adequately protected throughout the life of a bridge. The current design rules do not permit decks with permanently exposed concrete wearing surface without waterproofing. Epoxy coating may afford a means of introducing such decks which have certain advantages. However, it is concluded that further information is required before a positive recommendation to delete waterproofing can be made. (A)

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