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Publication Number:  N/A    Date:  July 2011
Publication Date: July 2011


Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) Video


This video illustrates how to build the Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS).  It is intended to educate designers, engineers, contractors and inspectors on the fundamentals of the GRS-IBS. The video follows the GRS-IBS Interim Implementation Guide (FHWA-HRT-11-026). Included in the 19 minute video is:

  • Explanation of GRS and its history of development
  • Interviews with designers, owners and construction personnel
  • Narrated video footage to explain the construction of the three main components
    • reinforced soil foundation
    • abutment
    • integrated approach
  • Time lapse photography to show the speed of construction


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