Roca Spur Bridge: The Implementation of an Innovative Deicing Technology
Journal of Cold Regions Engineering
The heated deck of Roca Spur Bridge is the first implementation in the world using conductive concrete for deicing. Conductive concrete is a concrete mix containing a certain amount of electrically conductive components in a regular concrete matrix, designed to enable conduction of electricity. Due to its electrical resistance, conductive concrete can generate enough heat to prevent ice formation on a paved surface when connected to a power source.
Tuan, Christopher Y., "Roca Spur Bridge: The Implementation of an Innovative Deicing Technology" (2008). Civil Engineering Faculty Publications. 22.