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For the WVDOH, maintaining expansion joints is an important component of keeping our bridges safe


West Virginia Division of Highways bridge maintenance workers are cutting, hammering and clearing debris on a bridge in northern Kanawha County as cars and tractor-trailers whiz by at 55 mph. They’re in the process of replacing expansion joints on the McQuain Brothers Bridge.
Expansion joints are an important part of bridge construction, and maintaining them is a key part of keeping our bridges safe, said WVDOH State Bridge Engineer Tracy Brown, P.E. That’s because bridges don’t just sit there – they breathe.
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