With precast, Massachusetts sees a 55-hour fix for aging bridges

06/7/2011 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Massachusetts is embarking on a project to replace 14 aging bridges along I-93. The bridges will be rebuilt with precast concrete, and the state is hauling in sections weighing 80,000 to 100,000 pounds. The use of precast elements is permitting a faster-than-usual timetable: Each bridge is expected to be rehabilitated in just 55 hours.

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