Accelerated Bridge Construction

August 30, 2017 9:45 AM | Anonymous

ENGINEERS ADOPT NEW METHODS TO REPLACE OLD BRIDGES

Earlier this year, construction crews began work on two unique bridge-replacement projects at opposite ends of the PA Turnpike — one in Beaver County in western PA and another in Lehigh County in eastern PA. In the last two decades, the PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) has completed dozens of bridge-replacement projects to ensure the safety and integrity of these critical structures. What’s unique about these two bridges is how they are being designed and constructed. They are the first on the 552-mile toll-road system to be developed using a modern technique called Accelerated Bridge Construction, or ABC.

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