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Rock County Finds Economical Solution with GRS-IBS

The bridge over a railway was closed for two decades before Rock County, MN, could afford to replace it. The new bridge is Minnesota’s first Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System(GRS-IBS) and an economical option for the County. Construction of the bridge was completed in less than two months.

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GRS-IBS Simplifies Keefer Highway Bridge in Ionia County

Keefer Road Bridge was too deteriorated for repairs, and needed replacing. The engineering team led by Williams & Works, Grand Rapids, MI, wanted to move beyond using standard CMU for the abutment structures and instead use segmental retaining wall (SRW) as the facing material. It could be dry-stacked and met …

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Florida Manages Orange Avenue Bridge with GRS-IBS

An old, deteriorating trestle bridge above an historic trail in Tallahassee, FL, was scheduled for replacement. Orange Avenue Bridge sits above the intersecting bike and pedestrian trail portions of St. Marks Trail. Replacing the 60-foot (18.3-m) bridge would be straightforward in most circumstances. But this short-span bridge

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Revitalization of a runoff Canal

With neighborhoods being threatened with flooding and erosion, Florida Department of Transportation used articulating concrete blocks to redirect stormwater runoff. Even in sunny Orlando, FL, the rains come, and when they do, flooding is a primary concern. Runoff from roads and highways flows rapidly through ditches such

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Erosion Control and Stormwater Management with ACBs

With urban areas expanding, the severity of heavy rainfalls increasing, changing climates causing flooding and polluting waterways, erosion control of stormwater is a pressing concern. Runoff from heavy rains can cause severe erosion, site disruption and infrastructure damage, and also threaten the environment. Stormwater comes

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Cruising Interstate 75

The North Cattlemen Road Extension in Sarasota County, FL, is a $20 million transportation improvement project that connects University Parkway at its north end with Fruitville Road to the south. With north and south ends of the roadway now joined, local traffic can bypass Interstate 75, and have easier access to some of the area’s most

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