Michigan Department of Transportation Bridge Slide Showcase

In October 2010, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) launched the Every Day Counts (EDC) program to identify and promote innovation in three focus areas: (1) Shortening Project Delivery, (2) Enhancing Safety of the Roadways, and (3) Protecting the Environment. FHWA is partnering with the state departments of transportation to deliver projects with innovative technologies in order to promote their widespread use. The EDC program has been a great stimulus for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to perform highway construction Better, Faster, Cheaper, Safer, and Smarter; such is the purpose of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC). MDOT is implementing several ABC initiatives throughout the state. This report provides a summary of the FHWA-sponsored MDOT bridge slide showcase that encompassed two ABC slide-in projects in Michigan: US-131 NB and SB bridges over 3 Mile Road in Morley; and the M-50 bridge over I- 96 in Lowell. The showcase included presentations from FHWA, MDOT, designers, and contractors, along with a question and answers session at a conference hall in Grand Rapids-Michigan. In addition, the showcase included field visits to the slide projects. This report documents the presentations and discussions of participants with the MDOT panel, designers, and contractors at the showcase.

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    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

    Department of Civil and Construction Engineering
    1903 West Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49008-5316

    Michigan Department of Transportation

    Research Administration, 8885 Ricks Road, P.O. Box 30049
    Lansing, MI  United States  48909

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Aktan, Haluk
    • Attanayake, Upul
    • Mohammed, Abdul Wahed
  • Publication Date: 2014-8-14


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 127p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RC-1618B
  • Contract Numbers: 2013-0069
  • Created Date: Apr 20 2015 1:33PM