Puerto Rico Demonstration Project: Replacement of Bridge No. 1828 on PR-140 in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico

As a part of the Highways for LIFE (HfL) initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provided a $95,000 grant to the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority (PRHTA) to replace Bridge No. 1828 on Puerto Rico Highway 140 (PR-140) in Barceloneta Municipality. The innovation employed on this project is the use of a geosynthetic reinforced soil-integrated bridge system (GRS-IBS) for the construction of the bridge abutment. The project is currently under construction. PRHTA previously used GRS-IBS on twin bridges (Bridge No. 1121 and 1122) on PR-2, but the current project is the Authority’s first GRS-IBS project for a bridge that is actually constructed over water. According to the latest construction schedule, this project is anticipated to be complete by August 20, 2015. Currently, the GRS-IBS foundation and the prestressed void slab have been installed, and an asphalt overlay remains to be worked on.

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    Applied Research Associates, Incorporated

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    Federal Highway Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Lee, Hyung Suk
  • Publication Date: 2015-8


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Technical Brief
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19p

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  • Accession Number: 01766884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Feb 1 2021 10:42AM