Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems Cost Study: Accelerated Bridge Construction Success Stories

The prefabricated bridge elements and systems (PBES) cost study documents the details related to savings in time and money on nine PBES projects in states across the country. All nine projects are replacement projects, and as such reducing the impact of onsite construction to motorists was a priority. Each project is an example of how various combinations of prefabrication and effective contracting strategies were used to achieve the accelerated onsite construction timeline. In all cases the onsite construction time was significantly reduced relative to conventional construction, and five of the replacement projects were completed with no impact to rush-hour traffic. The combined construction cost savings on these nine projects is $30M, where savings are defined as the difference between engineer’s estimate and awarded bid.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 56p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01155882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 3 2010 1:28PM