Tool's sample plans use preformed materials for rapid bridge building

03/22/2012 | Engineering News-Record

A soon-to-be-available tool kit for accelerated bridge construction includes sample plans that use prefabricated components such as "concrete-bulb tees with precast decks and concrete double-T systems." The tool also contains standardized plans for modular components, construction specifications and erection concepts. It will be beta tested in Vermont, which hopes to use ABC techniques to replace the state's 17 hurricane-damaged bridges.

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