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Layout Creek Bridge

Location Gifford Pinchot National Forest

USDA Forest Service

Award Recipient United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service
Innovation Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System
Award Fiscal Year 2014
Project Aspect Construction

The Layout Creek Bridge Project is an aquatic restoration project that seeks to return the current undersized culvert crossing to a more natural state by replacing the culvert with a bridge that has already been designed with prior investment from the Forest Service and Bonneville Power Administration. The substructure was designed using a Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) design, while the superstructure was designed with prefabricated prestressed concrete beams, both of which are promoted under FHWA's EDC initiative.

Additional funding from other sources is being used for fabrication and a portion of the construction, while the AID Demonstration funding will be used for the GRS-IBS construction portion of the project. It is the intent of the Forest Service to use this project to accelerate the use of GRS-IBS structures technology on other national forests, particularly in combination with a prefabricated superstructure as in this case, by demonstrating the many benefits including time savings, cost savings, flexible design, increased constructability, safety advantages, and reduced environmental impact.

Grant Award $137,336
Duration / Status Project is complete and the report is available here.*
Project Contact Mr. Shea Becker
Project manager
(360) 891-5166


Fawn Thompson
Program Coordinator
(404) 562-3917

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