Final inspection: GRS–IBS bridge in place in 80 hours

June 1st, 2018

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began work on the McCormick Quarry Bridge over Warren Avenue in East Providence on Sept. 23, 2016, using a geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS–IBS). According to the Federal Highway Administration and RIDOT, the technique allowed crews to cut the closure time for the bridge from one year […]

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Rhode Island DOT replaces bridge in 80 hours using GRS-IBS technology; releases video

December 5th, 2017

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began work on the McCormick Quarry Bridge in East Providence on Sept. 23, 2016, using a geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS-IBS). According to the Federal Highway Administration and RIDOT, the technique allowed crews to cut the construction time for the bridge from one year to 80 hours. […]

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Rhode Island accelerates bridge projects with GRS

August 10th, 2016

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is using accelerated bridge construction techniques—including geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS)—to replace the East Shore Expressway and McCormick Quarry bridges in East Providence, R.I. The state agency said that it will cut project construction time and traffic delays by building geosynthetic reinforced soil abutments and using self-propelled modular transporters to […]

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