Researchers from New Mexico State University have been conducting large-scale tests on bridge girders built with a new ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) that has significantly stronger structural properties and a longer life span than regular concrete

The new concrete provides three significant benefits over traditional concrete which allow it to increase its design life: Increased compressive strength Very dense microstructure Steel fibres that improve post-cracking strength It is estimated that the unique mix – a closely guarded secret – would allow bridges built with this UHPC…