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Appendix B: Workshop Agenda

Alternate Project Delivery and Accelerated Bridge Construction

Highways for LIFE Project Showcase

September 5-6, 2008
Village Green Resort
725 Row River Road
Cottage Grove, OR

This project is the replacement of five substandard major structures on Oregon's Umpqua River Highway, a major corridor between I-5 and US 101 near Elkton, Oregon. The bridges are being replaced for a variety of reasons:

  • Load ratings indicating a lack of sufficient capacity to carry permit vehicles
  • Substandard bridge widths
  • Structural and functional deficiencies resulting in repair costs that exceed one-half of the replacement costs
  • Avoid 50-mile detour for commercial vehicles

Focus Innovation: Accelerated Bridge Construction

Due to the extreme nature of the topography, all of the bridges present challenges, but two stand out for their exceptionally difficult site conditions. Slayden Construction's approach to replacing the 3rd and 4th crossings was to build the new bridge adjacent to the old structure and during a short-term closure demolish the old structure and slide the new structure onto the same alignment. Slayden elected to team with Mammoet USA, which specializes in the heavy lift and transport, to develop the plan to slide the old truss onto temporary supports and then slide the new bridge into place.

Other Innovations:

  • Prefabricated bridge elements and systems
  • Sliding rail bridge transporter
  • Design-build contracting
  • High-performance concrete
  • Jointless deck design
  • High-strength polyurethane bearing
  • Context-sensitive and sustainable solutions

The benefits of this project are to essentially maintain two lanes of free-flowing traffic throughout construction, minimize queue lengths and increased trip times during construction, improve bridge quality and reduce future maintenance, improve worker safety, and improve user satisfaction.

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Highways for LIFE Project Showcase Village Green Resort and Gardens Cottage Grove, OR September 5-6, 2008
Alternate Project Delivery and Accelerated Bridge Construction Agenda

  Session Topic Speakers
September 5, 2008
12:30 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Welcome and IntroductionsHistory and Background of OTIA ODOT
Highways for LIFE Overview FHWA
National Perspective on ABCABC philosophy and successes Resources available Vasant Mistry, FHWA
National Perspective on Design-BuildState of the practice and lessons learned on design-build projects Jerry Blanding, FHWA
  ODOT's PerspectiveProject description and approach Bruce Johnson, ODOT
Break
  Design-Builder's PerspectiveUnique challenges of designing bridges and detour routes, particularly as they relate to ABC technologies Unique challenges of bridge construction and detour routes, particularly as they relate to ABC technologies Challenges faced in construction project management as it relates to D-B elements/goals, cost control (I/D clauses), quality control, and construction coordination Slayden Construction Group
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
  September 6, 2008
6:45 a.m. Board Buses
8:00–11:00 a.m. Site Visit to Witness Bridge Slide Bring safety vests and hardhats. Must have appropriate footwear. Reminder: This is an active work zone!
11:00 a.m. Return to Buses and Debriefing Aboard Buses Presenters
12:00 noon Evaluations and Adjourn All

Highways for LIFE Project Showcase Village Green Resort and Gardens September 5-6, 2008 Cotton Grove, OR
PREREGISTRATION FORM ** No Fee **
Please FAX form to: (435) 797-1582 or register online at: www.utahltap.org

The Hilton EugeneAgency:
66 E. 6th Ave. City/State/Zip:
Eugene, OR Phone/FAX:
(800) 937-6660
Email: Ask for “Highways for LIFE” Rate
rooms based on availability
Site Visit, September 6, 2008. You will need to bring your own
Check here for Site Visit
vest, hardhat, and appropriate footwear for site visit.
REMINDER: This is an active work zone.

Name: Accommodations are available at: Accommodations are available at:
The Hilton Eugene
66 E. 6th Ave.
Eugene, OR
(800) 937-6660
Ask for “Highways for LIFE” Rate
rooms based on availability
Agency:
City/State/Zip:
Phone/FAX:
Email:
Check here for Site Visit Site Visit, September 6, 2008. You will need to bring your own
vest, hardhat, and appropriate footwear for site visit.
REMINDER: This is an active work zone.
Figure B-1. Old and new superstructures side-by side-for crossing 4.

Figure B-1. Old and new superstructures side-by side-for crossing 4.

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Mary Huie
Highways for LIFE
202-366-3039
mary.huie@dot.gov

Updated: 04/04/2011
 

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