The repair and maintenance of the infrastructure such as bridges are costly and require a lot of time to complete, and often the end result is not satisfactory. Damages to steel reinforcement exposed to de-icing salt is the main factor affecting the life of bridge structure. 
When MST-BAR is installed this factor is minimized. There will be minimal cost associated with bridge maintenance and repair when MST-BAR is used. 
There are more than half a million bridge is reinforced with GFRP already and the outcome result is extremely satisfactory.