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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Geosynthetic reinforcement in bridge building

January 6th, 2017

Iowa celebrates local bridge opening A ceremony in Iowa celebrated the opening of the Catt Bridge in Buchanan County. The new bridge features a glued laminated timber—or glulam—superstructure supported on a geosynthetic-reinforced soil abutment. The U.S. Forest Service and Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation developed the innovative design and Buchanan County work crews built […]

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