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EPOXY INTEREST GROUP CORROSION-RESISTANCE OF REINFORCING BARS: An Accelerated Test EPOXY INTEREST GROUP Corrosion rEsis TA nCE of Epoxy-Coated r einforcing Bars Bridge substructure in a Marine Environment EPOXY INTEREST GROUP ! ! EPOXY INTEREST GROUP Of Epoxy-Coated EPOXY INTEREST GROUP BRIDGES For additional information on EIG log-on to our Web site. ©Photo courtesy of FIGG, photographer Tim Davis. Providing Corrosion Protection High Performance at a low cost – Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing T H E C O N C R E T E B R I D G E M A G A Z I N E w w w . a s p i r e b r i d g e . o r g F a l l 2 0 0 9 ROUTE 70 Ov ER manasqUan R iv ER / sEPTEmBER 11 mEmOR ia L B RidgE Ocean and Monmouth Counties, New Jersey ROUTE 31 B R idgE Ov ER cana ndaigUa OUTLET Village of Lyons, Wayne County, New York ROsLY n viad U cT Nassau County, New York cincinnaTi / nORTHERn KEnTU c KY inTER naTi Ona L ai RPORT Ta X i WaY ' n' BRidgE Erlanger, Kentucky 4 th Street Bridge Pueblo, Colorado 4 | ASPIRE , Winter 2010 R E A D E R R E S P O N S E Editor, I commend you on a beautiful, up-to- date, relevant, and educational magazine. Therefore I was surprised to see in the FHWA article on the American recovery and reinvestment Act [see ASPIrE™ Fall 2009, p. 42] a background photograph of a person marking up a bridge technical design drawing using a fountain pen and a hand compass. While I still am partial to the beautiful nuance of using varying line weights on older, hand-drawn technical Editor's NotE Additional copies of ASPIrE may be purchased for a nominal price by writing to the Editor through "Contact Us" at the ASPIrE website, A free subscription can be arranged there using the "Subscribe" tab. drawings and bemoan the poor penmanship of younger engineers who never took a manual drafting class, the last time I was required to use a fountain pen was in the fourth grade (40 years ago) and for a hand compass it was in college (over 25 years ago). While the photograph accompanying the FHWA article was nostalgic, it doesn't at all represent the computer drafting and complex 4D modeling used by today's engineer, or ArrA projects. Roger Haight Parsons Brinckerhoff New York, NY [Editor's Reply] Roger… Thank you for the compliments. It is always encouraging to hear that we are achieving our goals to bring relevant technical information to bridge designers in an attractive and appreciated package. I have to admit that I too pondered the use of instruments from a bygone era shown in the background of this feature. I wondered if others would take notice. It appears that I am older than you! I used an ink compass, LeRoy lettering instruments, and a set of Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph ink pens to create what I think were very attractive standard drawings for the Wyoming Highway Department in 1965 and '66. The use of this background contrasts greatly with the exceptionally contemporary program we know as the ARRA. Maybe that's the irony. [roger Haight's response] Yes, it was good to hear you reminisce about the good old days—you are much older than I am!! ASPIRE_Winter10.indb 4 12/18/09 2:00:14 PM

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