A significant number of rural roads will likely have aging bridge structures nearing the end of their safe and usable life span (commonly constructed of timber or steel). The re-construction of these crossings using longer lasting concrete components, should ensure the safe travel of these routes well into the future.

Our team is seen here placing pre-stressed concrete slab beams on cast-in-place concrete abutments that each sit on four (4) pre-stressed concrete piles (not seen, but driven 30′ into the soil). Several tons of rock rip rap was placed on the slopes of the channel for erosion protection. This particular project was finished with a concrete deck poured on top of the slab beams and concrete approach slabs poured at each abutment. Once the metal guardrail was installed, this bridge went back into service.