Accelerated & innovative bridge construction

This design topic explains different Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) methods, highlights innovative construction techniques, and provided guidance for design and detailing for projects where ABC is an appropriate solution.

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Chapter 14 - Accelerated and Innovative Bridge Construction (PDF 2.5MB) provides design guidance and examples for ABC projects.

Bridge Design Manual 

Complete Bridge design guidance is found in the Bridge Design Manual (M 23-50).

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Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.