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weathering steel (redirected from A588)
A high-strength, low-alloy steel that forms an oxide coating when exposed to rain or moisture, which adheres to the base metal and protects it from further corrosion. See also: Metal
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Originally, the material was available under ASTM Specification A588
. For highway bridge applications, it is now covered by ASTM Specification A709, Grade 50W or AASHTO Specification M270, Grade 50W.