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SHRP 2 R04 [Completed]

Innovative Bridge Designs for Rapid Renewal

  Project Data
Research Agency: HNTB
Effective Date: 10/8/2007
Completion Date: 3/21/2014


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Impact on Practice
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INNOVATIVE BRIDGE DESIGNS FOR RAPID RENEWAL (R04)

A design toolkit for prefabricated bridge elements that includes standard design concepts for foundation systems, substructure and superstructure systems, subsystems, and components. A guide and examples are also provided. It includes standard plans, model specifications for design and construction and detailed examples.
Standardized approaches streamline the activities required to design, fabricate, and erect bridge replacement systems in less time, and install them in hours or days, rather than weeks or months. With this tool box, local contractors can use typical equipment to gain the benefits of accelerated bridge construction techniques. Changing the project delivery model with these techniques can provide economies of scale in manufacturing and construction, reduce traffic disruption, and increase safety.
The toolbox, the final report, and videos of bridge construction using the techniques are available at http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/167693.aspx

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