Rust prevention for bridges is of immense importance for safety and longevity of such a structure. Steel is recognised as an important construction material for bridges based on the benefits it offers. Steel has been used in bridge construction since the mid nineteenth century. An example of one of the early structures is the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland. With the use of steel, which has enabled the construction of creative, innovative designs, is the need for ongoing maintenance to prevent the onset of corrosion. There are a number of rust treatments on the market each specifically designed for specific types of corrosion common to steel structures.
Rust prevention for bridges is a huge need within the transport realm. Bridges are one of the most structurally important parts of the road system to date and if a bridge collapses this could result in fatalities and costly disruptions. One major reason that could cause a bridge to collapse is a buildup of rust within the structural points, such as that found on some of the most important and vulnerable cable sections and rods within the new Bay Bridge, USA. Scary though it may be, the good news is there are rust treatments, which can be applied to prevent and stop rust in its tracks.
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