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Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)


Construction Crews Turn to Dish Soap to Aid Bridge Slide

The Utah Department of Transportation recently slid a 1.1-million-lb. bridge into place using dish soap to smooth the slide via a hydraulic system. The entire accelerated bridge construction took approximately one year to complete, but the soap-enhanced portion was completed in four hours....


Cianbro Leads Reconstruction of Veranda Street Bridge in Portland, Maine

MaineDOT used the Accelerate Bridge Construction technique to reconstruct the Veranda Street bridge in Portland as the key part of a project that will be completed later this year. Using the ABC technique, the old Veranda Street bridge was demolished on April 22 and the new bridge opened on April 25....


Western Michigan Students Partner With MDOT On Pioneering Bridge Project

The historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is billed as a "once-in-a-generation investment" in the nation's infrastructure, creating millions of jobs to innovate and rehabilitate crumbling roads and bridges and transportation networks....


Mammoet Completes Swift Removal of Bridge in Florida

Mammoet teams assisted client Archer Western and De Moya Group with the successful removal of the westbound State Road 84 bridge over I-95 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in June. The bridge removal is part of the I-95 Express Lanes Phase 3C project, which will result in wider travel lanes on I-95 below the interchange with I-595 and improved efficiency of the SR 84 interchange....


Q&D Construction Completes Echo Summit Job Using Accelerated Bridge Construction

Employing an accelerated bridge construction method (ABC), Q&D Construction was able to complete the California Department of Transportation's $14.1 million U.S. Highway 50 Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement Project three months ahead of schedule....


Accelerated Bridge Construction Will Be Used On I-80, I-215

Sterling Construction Company Inc. recently announced its subsidiary, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company LLC, has been selected by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to renew portions of I-80 and I-215, two major highways in the Salt Lake Valley, to provide improved transportation for both local and interstate travel....


Carbro Contractors Replaces Ridge Road, Orient Way Bridges for NJDOT

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is investing $26.7 million to replace the current Ridge Road Bridge (107 ft. long, one lane in each direction) and the Orient Way Bridge (107 ft. long, two lanes in each direction) over Route 3 in the Township of Rutherford in Bergen County....


Easy as ABC

Accelerated bridge construction (ABC) was the method chosen by SEMA Construction to replace the 50-year old Seagoville Road twin-bridges over I-635 in Dallas to minimize the impacts on traffic using the busy highway....


New I-40 Fourth Street Bridge Slides Into Place in Flagstaff

Using an innovative bridge slide technique that accomplishes in days what ordinarily would take months, construction crews have placed a new Fourth Street bridge over Interstate 40 in Flagstaff. The new, wider bridge will improve traffic flow and have a dedicated path for bicycles and pedestrians connecting the Flagstaff Urban Trail System across the interstate....


ABC Technique Proves to Be as Easy as 1-2-3

Modular, prefabricated bridge designs have proven to be a critical component of accelerated bridge construction (ABC). The FHWA favors the ABC bridge construction technique especially in the design of highway bridges that feature varied spans, skew angles and construction materials....






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