TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Renewal Project R04 has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled Innovative Bridge Designs for Rapid Renewal that documents the development of standardized approaches to designing and constructing complete bridge systems for rapid renewals.
The report also describes a demonstration project on US 6 over the Keg Creek near Council Bluffs, Iowa that was completed in 2011 using the accelerated bridge construction standards developed as part of Renewal Project R04.
The following three videos were also produced related to the Keg Creek project:
• ABC for Everyday Bridges
(18:39) highlights the specific techniques used to deliver a new bridge with only a 10-day closure.
• One Design—10,000 Bridges
(9:46) describes a tool kit for designing and constructing bridges that brings home the benefits of accelerated bridge construction techniques so local contractors can use typical equipment to build bridges quickly and efficiently.
• Time-Lapse Video
(1:30) shows accelerated bridge construction techniques being used by a local contractor with standard equipment to replace the Keg Creek three-span bridge.
SHRP 2 Renewal Project R04 also developed a Innovative Designs for Rapid Renewal Toolkit
that describes standardized approaches to designing and constructing complete bridge systems for rapid renewals.
This Summary Last Modified On: 3/17/2013