Accelerated Bridge Construction is a construction method developed by a group of bridge engineering experts who discovered in 2010 that America’s bridges were crumbling and a lot more of them needed to be built, and fast.

This method which involves building the bridge off-site and then moving it to its final location in one piece, minimises costs and disruptions, but is now under investigation following the collapse of a bridge in Florida.

The bridge was being constructed using the Accelerated Bridge Construction method when it collapsed, killing 6 people and injuring 9 others.

While other bridges in different parts of the country have been constructed successfully using this technique, an investigation will determine whether it played a role in this particular collapse.

See more at: https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/after-florida-bridge-collapse-time-saving-construction-method-probed-20180317-p4z4u7.html

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