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2012 Discretionary Grant Program Fact Sheet

Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment (IBRD) Program

Description: The Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment (IBRD) Program provides funds to promote innovative designs, materials, and construction methods in the construction, repair, and rehabilitation of bridges and other highway structures.

Entities Eligible to Apply for Funding: States are eligible for IBRD Program discretionary grants.

Amount of funds awarded $5,848,655

Amount of funds requested: $20,216,138

Number of applications received: 57

Number of applications selected: 19

State Project Description Funding Amount
CT Route 57 over West Branch Saugatuck River in Weston The project proposes to accelerate bridge construction by using a relatively new bridge replacement technology known as "Bridge in Backpack." The construction time for this innovative construction method is much faster than the conventional cast–in-place construction technique, improving safety and minimizing traffic impact. $400,000
IA Amish Sawmill Bridge on Dillon Ave. south of 135 Street in Buchanan County The proposed project will replace an existing deficient bridge with a new structure using a bent steel plate girder section supported on Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS). $350,000
ID I-84 Westbound Lanes over the Union Pacific Railroad & East Lateral Canal This project will rehabilitate the superstructure by replacing the existing deck of a structurally deficient bridge on a heavily traveled Interstate in the Boise metro area. The project uses accelerated bridge construction methods to save time on construction, including prefabricated bridge elements and systems (PBES) that are built off site. The project will be one of the first in Idaho to use this technology. $252,000
LA US 80 / Bayou LaFourche Bridge The project proposes to use the AccelBridge™ full-depth precast deck system—in which the precast deck panels are compressed in its final position--to promote accelerated bridge construction. $400,000
ME Bridgewater Boundary Bridge Replacement The project uses prefabricated bridge elements to shorten the overall construction time. Because this bridge accommodates border-crossing traffic between New Brunswick, Canada, and Maine, the shorter construction time will benefit the trucking industry and the traveling public by reducing user costs, delay, and inconvenience. $300,000
MI US-23 Northbound over I-96 Westbound in Brighton The US-23 / I-96 interchange carries a high volume of traffic and is vital to commerce in Michigan. All components of the proposed bridge will be constructed adjacent to the existing bridge, and either slid or moved into place, minimizing traffic impacts. $400,000
MO Rustic Road Bridge over the North Fork of Grindstone Creek The structurally deficient bridge will be replaced using prefabricated bridge system and Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) technology that uses alternative layers of material to prevent uneven settlement between the bridge and approaching roadway. $204,255
NM Bridge over Arroyo Mesteno and NM 419 near Trementina The project involves the replacement of two simple span timber bridges with complete prefabricated systems and Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) technology to minimize traffic impacts. $170,000
NY CR 41 (Blue St.) over Whetstone Creek The project proposes to use prefabricated bridge element systems, which are built off site, to minimize traffic impacts and accelerate bridge construction. $370,000
OH Sollars Road Bridge over Lees Creek in Sabina This project will evaluate connections between prefabricated bridge elements through ultra-high performance concrete. $227,400
OK State Highway 51 over Cottonwood Creek The project proposes to use prefabricated bridge element systems, which are built off site, to minimize traffic impacts and accelerate bridge construction. $140,000
OR US 26 Bridge over West Humbug Creek near Clatsop State Forest This project will evaluate a new concrete mix that will be used for casting precast deck panels in a high abrasive environment. $400,000
PA SR 288, Wampum Avenue Bridge over the CSX Railroad in Ellwood City The project uses accelerated bridge construction techniques that will reduce costs while minimizing traffic delays. $400,000
PR Replacement of bridge over Blanco River The project will replace an existing bridge using prefabricated bridge elements, which improves safety and minimizes traffic impact. $400,000
RI Browning Mill Bridge carrying Arcadia road over Roaring Brook The project uses relatively new bridge replacement technology known as "Bridge in Backpack." Construction time for this innovative construction method is much faster than the conventional cast-in-place construction technique, improving safety and minimizing traffic impact. $360,000
SC Secondary Road S-770 Bridge over Hanging Rock Creek The project uses prefabricated bridge elements, which are built off site to minimize traffic impacts, to accelerate project delivery. $245,000
TX Gageby Creek Bridge in Wheeler The project uses accelerated bridge construction approaches, including the use of prefabricated bridge elements and systems, which are built off site, to minimize traffic impacts and accelerate bridge construction $30,000
WA SR 99, Alaskan Way Viaduct Northbound in Seattle The project proposes to use innovative materials such as Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) that can fully recover its form after a seismic event. $400,000
WY US 20/26 Spur Interchange in the city of Casper This project will use prefabricated bridge elements and systems (PBES) to minimize traffic impacts and accelerate bridge construction. $400,000

 

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FHWA 2012 Discretionary Grant Press Release

Program Contact:

Raj Ailaney
Office of Bridge Technology
202-366-6749
Raj.Ailaney@dot.gov