The restoration of a stone bridge in semiarid environment: Puente Viejo of Elche (SE Spain)

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Title: The restoration of a stone bridge in semiarid environment: Puente Viejo of Elche (SE Spain)
Authors: Louis Cereceda, Miguel | García del Cura, María Ángeles | Bernabéu Gonzálvez, Ana | La Iglesia Fernández, Ángel | Spairani-Berrio, Yolanda | Huesca Tortosa, José Antonio | Prado Govea, Raúl Hugo
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación en Restauración Arquitectónica de la Universidad de Alicante. GIRAUA-CICOP | Petrología Aplicada
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Construcciones Arquitectónicas
Keywords: Bridge | Elche | Restoration | Stone
Knowledge Area: Construcciones Arquitectónicas
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis | Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Citation: LOUIS CERECEDA, Miguel, et al. "The restoration of a stone bridge in semiarid environment: Puente Viejo of Elche (SE Spain)". En: Heritage, weathering and conservation : proceedings of the International Conference on Heritage, Weathering and Conservation, HWC-2006, 21-24 June 2006, Madrid, Spain. London : Taylor & Francis, 2006. Vol. 2. ISBN 0-415-41272-2, pp. 881-885
Abstract: The Puente Viejo de Elche or Old Bridge of Elche was built using mainly Ferriol Stone biocalcarmite. In 2004, some broken fragments appeared in the stonework as well as signs of different forms of weathering: alveolization, flaking and differential decay in some materials. In the past, cement concrete mortar was used at the base of the bridge to cover the ashlars and this caused severe damage. During 2005, some important restoration work was carried out. Surface salt was partially removed by means of aluminium silicate powder micro projection abrasion and, after that, FK-12 (salt and microorganism remover by Fakolith Co.) and the Tecosel cleaner and salt inhibitor by Edylteco Co. were applied. Some of the ashlars with a vertical sedimentary layer revealed the most severe damage and were replaced with recycled San Julian Stone. During the latest preventive measures to be carried out, the ashlars undergoing granular disintegration have been reinforced using FK-34, and whole of the bridge has been sprayed with the FK-37 water-repellent.
Description: Resumen publicado en Heritage, weathering and conservation : book of abstracts / 8th Thematic Network on Cultural and Historic Heritage Scientific Meeting & Stone, Weathering and Atmospheric Pollution Network Scientific Meeting ; [edited by Rafael Fort ... et al.]. Madrid : CSIC, 2006. ISBN 84-00-08421-7, p. 98.
Sponsor: This paper has been partially supported by Generalitat Valenciana (Research group S03/158).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/15908
ISBN: 0-415-41272-2 | 84-00-08421-7
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
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