Hybrid bridge design leads to significant savings
While rehabilitating a 50-foot-long, two-lane bridge over Lorean Branch, the City of Hurst needed to balance replacing the superstructure, minimizing closure time and managing construction costs.
Bartlett & West investigated the bridge and determined the City did not have to make improvements to the entire structure, but only half. The contractor reassessed the construction timeline and decided he could forgo six weeks of barricade closure for traffic flow.
By using a hybrid bridge design approach for this project, the City earned credits from the Texas Department of Transportation to put toward two replacement bridge design projects, thus saving significant money. Additionally, the traveling public was happy the roadway was closed for a much shorter amount of time than originally expected.