Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Decision Making and Economic Modeling Tool

Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) uses both new technology and innovative project management techniques to reduce the impact of bridge construction projects on the public and to reduce bridge construction costs. In particular, ABC can lead to substantially lower user delay costs and significantly lower traffic control costs. While the potential advantages of ABC are recognized, transportation personnel do not have an established protocol to quantify the risks and economic benefit of using ABC over conventional construction for specific bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects. This pooled fund effort will develop a project-level tool for engineers and decision-makers to quantitatively assess the utility of ABC in the early project development stage and to determine whether or not ABC is more economically effective than conventional construction for a given bridge replacement or rehabilitation project.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    Olympia, WA  USA  98504

    Utah Department of Transportation

    4501 South 2700 West
    Project Development
    Salt Lake City, UT  USA  84114-8380

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  USA  78701-2483

    Oregon Department of Transportation

    355 Capitol Street NE
    Salem, OR  USA  97301-3871

    Montana Department of Transportation

    2701 Prospect Avenue
    P.O. Box 201001
    Helena, MT  USA  59620-1001

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  USA  55155

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  USA  50010
  • Project Managers:

    Tang, Benjamin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Corvallis, OR  USA  97331
  • Principal Investigators:

    Saeedi, Amirali

    Doolen, Toni

  • Start Date: 20091223
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29801

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528646
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(221)
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 22 2014 1:00AM