DELAYS AND INCREASED COST RESULT FROM THE ZILWAUKEE, MICHIGAN, BRIDGE PROJECT MISHAP
In August 1982 the Zilwaukee Bridge under construction on Interstate 75 near Saginaw, Michigan, experienced a near collapse caused by the failure of an expansion joint to withstand the loading stresses imposed by construction activities just prior to the mishap. A contract to repair the damaged portion of the bridge was signed in May 1983 and repair work was completed in March 1984. The mishap will extend the bridge's completion by more than 3 years to 1987 and increase costs by at least $38 million to a total estimated cost of $119 million. The state of Michigan is taking steps to assure the future safety, maintenance, and durability of the bridge. (Author)
- Report to Senator Donald W. Riegle, Jr.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1984-6
- Features: Appendices; Figures;
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Failure; Highway bridges; Repairing; Traffic delays
- Uncontrolled Terms: Repairs
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Bridges and other structures; Construction; Design; Finance; Highways; Law; I24: Design of Bridges and Retaining Walls;
- Accession Number: 00387358
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/RCED-84-144, HS-037 884
- Files: HSL, TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 28 1985 12:00AM