Three Year Performance of Sacrificial Anode Cathodic Protection System in the Reinforced Concrete Bridge Structures Academic Article uri icon


  • The aim of this study was to obtain special cathodic protection (CP) behavior in coastal bridge structures. This bridge structure was located to the area where repetition between fresh water and sea water taken place due to ebb and flood tide. In this study, zinc-mesh anode was used as a sacrificial anode. Thus, it was a good opportunity to verify the effectiveness of sacrificial anode CP (SACP) in this special location. Measurement was conducted for three years. Test Factors were corrosion potential, CP potential, 4 hour depolarization potential, and CP current. Moreover, resistivity and corrosion rate were measured by the multi-functional corrosion monitoring sensor (DMS-100, Conclinic Co. Ltd) that could measure potential, galvanic current, corrosion rate, concrete resistivity, and temperature. After three years from installation of CP, it could confirm that although some pier showed low depolarization potential less than 100mV, most piers showed good protection both electrochemical and physical aspects.

published proceedings

  • Advanced Materials Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Jeong, J. A., & Jin, C. K.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Jeong, Jin A||Jin, Chung Kuk

publication date

  • August 2013