SRW Bridges Gap between Budget and Functionality

Benefits of GRS IBS over Conventional Bridge Support Technology

Because many bridges are either functionally or structurally deficient, demand for bridge construction continues to grow dramatically, while budgets struggle to keep pace. Instead of conventional bridge support technology, Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) Integrated Bridge System (IBS) technology uses alternating layers of compacted granular fill material and fabric sheets of geotextile reinforcement to provide support for the bridge, offering an economical alternative and providing multiple benefits for small bridge construction.


BENEFITS OF GRS IBS:

  • Provides a smoother transition from the bridge to the roadway by eliminating problems caused by uneven settling.
  • Easy to build with common equipment and materials.
  • Reduced construction time; built in days or weeks, instead of months.
  • Construction can occur in variable weather conditions, reducing down time.
  • Flexible design is easily modified in the field for unforeseen site conditions.
  • Stronger and more durable, able to withstand a 1.0 g earthquake acceleration.
  • Minimal environmental impact and reduced construction footprint.
  • Abutments are built from the inside out, reducing exposure of workers to potential roadside hazards.
  • Reduced construction impact on traffic lanes.
  • Modern and attractive design.
For more information on the uses of segmental retaining wall, contact your local Belgard Commercial rep.
Largo Crossroads, private project in Clearwater, FL.

Largo Crossroads, private project in Clearwater, FL.


FDOT project in construction on Orange Ave. in Tallahassee, FL.

FDOT project in construction on Orange Ave. in Tallahassee, FL.


Sunshine Hill Road project for Escambia County, FL.

Sunshine Hill Road project for Escambia County, FL.


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