Rapid Bridge Replacement

The nation has more than 600,000 bridges, with over 66,000 classified as structurally deficient as of 2012, and over 60,000 posted for load restrictions. Five states have over 20 percent of their bridges classified as structurally deficient, a daunting challenge. Rapid bridge replacement programs attempt to bundle similar bridge projects together to capitalize on economies of scale to achieve cost savings and quicker construction periods.