Wisconsin DOT showcases use of GRS-IBS system on highway bridge

March 15th, 2017 / By: / Industry News, News

As reported in the March/April 2017 issue of the Federal Highway Administration newsletter Innovator, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) released a time-lapse video demonstrating the use of geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS-IBS) technology in the replacement of a bridge on County Highway S over Shaw Brook in Dodge County. This was one of two bridges that received FHA funding including use of GRS-IBS methods, which combined were the first projects to use this technology for local highways in the state.

“This is a great opportunity for us to showcase a technology that provides an alternative to traditional construction with added benefits,” said James Luebke from WisDOT’s Bureau of Structures. “Providing efficient and cost-effective solutions are core goals at WisDOT, and it’s exciting to be working on a project aimed at doing just that.”

The time-lapse video, issued by WisDOT’s Creative Communications Section, can be found on YouTube at http://ow.ly/CNdh309W1ZA. WisDOT completed work on the Shaw Brook bridge in fall 2016.

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