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May 06, 2021

Crews Construct Bridge Offsite, Float It Into Place

The $131 million Wellsburg Bridge is the first alternative delivery project in the state of West Virginia.”We’ve had instances with accelerated bridge construction where we’ve constructed something very much closer, like immediately adjacent to the current bridge and slid it over in place, but nothing where it’s been constructed over a mile upstream and floated down in,” he said. “That’s definitely new for us.”

May 04, 2021

Full closure of I-295 Portland’s Veranda Street to occur on October weekend

This project also involves a reconfiguration of the roadways beneath the bridge to improve mobility and safety. Crews will construct the new bridge on the east side of the existing bridge and then a Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) will be used to slide the new structure into place during the 60-hour interstate closure. This is the first time an SPMT is being used in the State of Maine. This accelerated bridge construction process will greatly reduce the length of time needed for this project, according to MDOT. That will save money and reduce traffic impacts.

May 04, 2021

Eight I-90 bridges to be replaced over summer weekends

WESTBOROUGH/SOUTHBOROUGH – The state Department of Transportation Highway Division has plans to upgrade and replace eight I-90 bridges (east and westbound) in Westborough and Southborough over eight weekends this summer.

Apr 20, 2021

Accelerated Bridge Construction Will Be Used On I-80, I-215

Sterling Construction Company Inc. recently announced its subsidiary, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company LLC, has been selected by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to renew portions of I-80 and I-215, two major highways in the Salt Lake Valley, to provide improved transportation for both local and interstate travel. The project is scheduled to commence in May 2021 and will take approximately two years to complete. 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.

Apr 19, 2021

US$122.7 mm design-build bridge construction project awarded, Utah

A US$122.7 million design-build project in Utah to renew bridge portions of I-80 and I-215, two major highways in the Salt Lake Valley, has been awarded to Sterling Construction Company. The renewal work on these projects is expected to provide improved transportation for both local and interstate travel. The project is scheduled to commence in May 2021 and will take approximately two years to complete. 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.

Apr 14, 2021

UPDATE: I-24 opened after weekend bridge construction at Germantown Road

The bridge over Germantown Road is 56 years old and has now worn out its welcome. The contracted crew, Bell and Associates Construction, will be using the Accelerated Bridge Construction Method. Deering said this work is necessary and an alternative to years of construction. “The ABC method allows us to basically rebuild two bridges in two weekends, Bell has done a number of these across the state already for the department,” Deering said.

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.