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Mar 25, 2021

Sterling Awarded $122.7 Million Design-Build Project in Utah Featuring Accelerated Bridge Construction

This project consists of the removal and replacement of existing concrete pavement, the design and replacement of four bridge structures, and widening and adding lanes to portions of the highway. Two of the bridges will be constructed utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction (“ABC”), a construction method that involves the use of advanced technologies to assemble a bridge offsite and then transport it to a project site for installation.

Mar 05, 2021

Construction of Portland’s I-295 Veranda Street Bridge begins week of March 8

This project will eventually involve a 60-hour closure of I-295 in order to facilitate accelerated bridge construction. Crews will construct the new bridge on the east side of the existing bridge and then slide the new structure into place during the 60-hour closure. The contractor on this project, Cianbro, has until May 1 to select whether the weekend for this full interstate closure will be in October of this year or April of 2022.

Mar 04, 2021

TDOT Contractor to Begin Nighttime Demolition Operations on I-24 Bridge over Germantown Road in Chattanooga, Hamilton County

The contractor is performing these demolition activities to prepare for upcoming weekend closures of I-24 later in the spring. During these weekend closures, the new bridge on I-24 East and West over Germantown Road will be built over several weekends using the Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) method. ABC requires short-term, total road closures to allow crews the space and the freedom to work around the clock to construct a new bridge. More information will be provided to the public prior to the I-24 weekend closures.

Jan 22, 2021

State to hold virtual meeting on I-90 bridge replacements in Westborough, Southborough

The meeting will include a presentation and discussion on the project, which will replace bridges on the eastbound and westbound sides of the Pike over Flanders Road, Parkerville Road, Cordaville Road and Woodland Road. Those bridges date back to 1957. Prep work in Westborough and Southborough will begin in February, with bridge replacement done during eight weekends between June and August.

Dec 08, 2020

Century-old Gardiner bridge replaced using 21st-century accelerated construction

Century-old bridge in Gardiner has been replaced using 21st-century technology that accelerates the construction process, the second bridge in the state to use the method.But the Gardiner bridge replacement project won’t be the last — accelerated bridge construction, also known as the unilateral slide bridge approach, will also be used on the Veranda Street Bridge replacement in Portland when it begins this month.

Dec 04, 2020

Virtual ribbon-cutting for U.S. Highway 50 Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement Project

The work required a full closure of Highway 50 over the summit in September to install seven precast 96-foot bridge girders, demolition of the old bridge, barrier wall work and paving the approaches to the new bridge. The full closure was completed five days ahead of the two-week schedule and incorporated elements of Caltrans’ Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) approach to complete projects faster and more efficiently.

Nov 19, 2020

City opts to repair West Seattle Bridge rather than replace it

Cars could be driving across the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge by mid-2022, according to the City of Seattle.The Seattle Department of Transportation will move forward with the rapid repair option rather than immediately building a replacement.

Oct 30, 2020

Caltrans completes bridge work on Echo Summit

Construction, which started last spring, included a full closure of U.S. 50 over the summit this September to install seven precast, prestressed 96-foot bridge girders. The full closure was completed five days ahead of schedule and incorporated elements of Caltrans’ accelerated bridge construction approach to complete projects faster and more efficiently.

Oct 28, 2020

Nearly $1 million federal grant to help replace bridge

“These grants help state, local and tribal governments deliver projects sooner and more cost-effectively for the traveling public,” Federal Highway Administrator Nicole Nason said. Fulton’s project will make use of prefabricated bridge parts and “Accelerated Bridge Construction” (a catch-all term for a number of methods meant to speed bridge replacement, including advanced pre-planning and more efficient construction methods).

Oct 21, 2020

New, Wider Fourth Street Bridge Completed In Flagstaff, Arizona

The Arizona DOT (ADOT) used an innovative accelerated bridge construction method known as the bridge slide to construct the new bridge and complete the project in just over six months. The slide method allowed ADOT to construct the bridges to one side, then slide them into place over one long closure which greatly reduced the impact to the traveling public.