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Speedy Big R right for Utah’s Accelerated Bridge Construction

November 16, 2009

Accelerated Bridge DesignPre-engineered and prefabricated Modular Steel Bridges from Big R Bridge have always been known for their speed of delivery and installation. Now, they are part of the Utah Department of Transportation’s Accelerated Bridge Construction Program (ABC) – the future of bridge construction in the State. Utah’s ABC Program has been created to decrease impact on the traveling public, increase the quality of the State’s bridges, and increase safety. The ABC Program is already widely implemented in Utah and set to be the State’s standard for all projects by 2010.

Under the ABC Program, this Big R Modular Steel Bridge, on a secondary road to the Rockport Reservoir, in Summit County, was designed and pre-engineered by Big R Bridge and then pre-fabricated at our Greeley, CO facility. Big R’s standard 4 ¼" galvanized steel structural decking was used and finished with an asphalt overlay. In concert with their work in the ABC Program, Big R has also developed a system of precast concrete decking as a speedier solution.

Big R Bridge manufactures modular sections that allow for rapid installation in the field. These bridges are ideal for public works applications, as local crews using on-hand equipment can typically place the superstructure in one day. Superstructures can be fabricated with both square and skewed ends to suit any site conditions. Spans from 16' to over 150' are available in any width.

Choosing a cost-effective infrastructure solution from Big R Bridge – whether within an ABC program or not – helps to avoid the expense and hassle of concrete and lengthy road closures. Big R Bridge’s engineering teams have years of experience designing site-specific, pre-engineered solutions that save time and money.

Discover the Big R Bridge difference:

  • Nationwide custom bridge provider
  • Broad range of bridge products and services
  • Wider spans offer more economical, environmentally-friendly designs
  • Pre-engineered, prefabricated structures install fast for reduced road closure time

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