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Alaskan bridge uses innovation in harsh climate

News | September 15, 2016 | By:

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in tribal nation, is building Alaska’s first geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS–IBS) project.

The project to replace a bridge over the Sucker River in Fort Yukon, 11 miles north of the Arctic Circle, will test GRS–IBS technology in a harsh environment with record temperatures of 100°F and minus 78°F. The project will improve access for area residents.

Source: FHWA’s Innovator Newsletter (September/October 2016)

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