Representative Exodermic® Bridge Deck Projects


One reason Exodermic® bridge decks are specified is because they are the cost-effective choice for projects where a reduction in deck dead load has a significant structural benefit – a required load rating without substantial reconstruction or replacement of the superstructure or substructure, for example.

Many types of bridges have benefited from the light weight of Exodermic® bridge decks: arch, deck truss, through truss, pony truss, deck girder, and movable bridges.

Exodermic® bridge decks are also specified where speed of construction is important. Both precast and cast-in-place Exodermic® bridge decks are generally significantly faster to construct than conventional cast-in-place reinforced concrete decks. Taking advantage of this capability has been used to:

  • Shorten the time required to reconstruct a superstructure [US 136-Illinois River, Sparkill Viaduct, Boston Central Artery]
  • Permit rapid, staged construction [Popolopen Creek, Kingston-Rhinecliff, Milton-Madison]
  • Allow for weekend construction [Gowanus Expressway, Mill Creek (OR)]
  • Allow for nighttime construction [Tappan Zee Bridge, Connecticut Route 185, US 27 Pitman Creek, Troy-Menands]

Contact the DS Brown Company at 419-257-3561 about the Exodermic® bridge deck system.