Thousands of bridges across America must be replaced. A new tool kit for designing and constructing bridges brings home the benefits of accelerated bridge construction techniques so local contractors can use typical equipment to build bridges quickly and efficiently. Developed through the second Strategic Highway Research Program, a division of the Transportation Research Board, the tool kit was demonstrated in construction of a bridge over the Keg Creek near Council Bluffs, Iowa. The design reduced the road closure to only two weeks from a more typical 6 months. Time lapse photos at the end of the video show the construction.

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