Using geosynthetic-reinforced soil in Pennsylvania
A major component of the plan is improvement and reconstruction of the state’s roads and bridges. One particularly innovative engineering initiative that PennDOT is using to improve and replace bridges is called geosynthetic-reinforced soil (GRS).
GRS bridge building has been covered extensively by Geosynthetics magazine, with dozens of articles that can be found by searching “GRS” on its website.
Another insightful look at GRS bridge building is provided by host Phil Fatica and PennDOT employees Jim Carroll and Bill Koller in this public access TV program “GRS Bridges and Act 89”: