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Slide-in Bridge Construction

Slide-in bridge construction (SIBC, more commonly known as "lateral slide") is one of several Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) technologies being promoted by the FHWA Every Day Counts program.

This web page links to a variety of key resources from across the country. The focus is on helping owner-agencies, designers, and construction contractors with no experience in SIBC get started in implementing this technology. Read more about SIBC

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The Slide-In Bridge Construction (SIBC) Cost Estimation Guidelines (.pdf, 5 mb) and SIBC Cost Estimation Tool (.xlsx, 1 mb) were developed for the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Every Day Counts Initiative to promote the use of this innovative Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) technique to shorten project delivery, reduce user impacts, and enhance roadway safety. This document provides a general guideline for state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to estimate the cost of SIBC for common bridge replacements.

The Slide-In Bridge Construction Implementation Guide (.pdf, 20 mb) is now available. This was developed in conjunction with the Utah Department of Transportation for Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Every Day Counts Initiative as an innovative Accelerated Bridge Construction technique to shorten project delivery, reduce user impacts, and enhance roadway safety. This document provides a general guideline for state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to implement the SIBC method for common bridge replacements.

The Slide-In Bridge Construction Implementation Guide as well as the Cost Estimation Guidelines were developed for the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Every Day Counts Initiative to promote the use of this innovative Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) technique to shorten project delivery, reduce user impacts, and enhance roadway safety. These documents provide general guidelines for state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to both implement as well as estimate the cost of the SIBC method for common bridge replacemen

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Updated: 02/26/2015
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