The River Street Bridge here is normally unremarkable, the kind of structure people drive over every day without a thought. When it fell into disrepair, state officials knew that replacing it would normally involve two years of detours and frustration for local drivers.
Instead, they did it over a weekend.
By using “accelerated bridge construction” techniques, a collection of technologies and methods that can shave months if not years off the process of building and replacing c
ritical infrastructure, Massachusetts is at the forefront of a national effort that is aimed at putting drivers first.
via Rapid Construction Techniques Transform Infrastructure Repair – NYTimes.com. (Apr. 19, 2012)