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MD - BW Parkway/West Nursery Road Bridge Superstructure Replacement Showcase
Accelerated Bridge Construction Using SPMT

Linthicum, MD
October 27 – 28, 2012

Due to a change in the construction schedule, the Showcase has been moved to October 27 – 28, 2012.

The Maryland State Highway Administration will use innovative Accelerated Bridge Construction technologies to replace two bridge superstructures on West Nursery Road over the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (90,000 ADT). The prefabricated structures will be built in the existing median. On separate weekends, each existing structure will be removed and a new one installed in less than 34 hours! Each structure is 76 feet long, 59 feet wide, and weighs 215 tons. Join us for a site visit to witness the bridge move and hear the success stories, challenges, and lessons learned from the perspective of the various project team members.

Workshop Details:

This workshop will begin on Saturday, October 27th in the late afternoon/evening and will be followed by a nighttime site visit to the project. A follow-up Session will be held on Sunday morning.

Draft Agenda (.pdf, .15 mb)

Professional Development Hours will be available for this Showcase and will be issued by the University of Florida. NOTE: You will need to provide us with your P.E. License Number at registration to receive credit. You will only receive a Certificate of Attendance stating the number of hours earned. We do not report these hours to any Professional Board (unless you are in the State of Florida).


There is no fee to attend this event.

To register, please visit


The Showcase will take place at the Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport.

Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport
1100 Old Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum, MD 21090

A room block has been secured at the hotel at a rate of $116/night. To make your reservations, please visit This rate is good until October 12th.

Personal Protection Equipment:

Each participant will be required to provide their own Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to be able to participate in the site visit. The following are required items:

  • Class II Safety Vest
  • Hard hat
  • Steel toe boots (no tennis shoes or dress shoes)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jaime Carreon at

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More Information


Mary Huie
Center for Accelerating Innovation

Updated: 09/05/2012

United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration