Design-Build Bridge Replacement Program
Using Innovative Bridge Bundles and Design-Build

The Design-Build Bridge Replacement Program allows Georgia DOT to replace and update local bridges deemed structurally deficient. This program is managed by the Office of Innovative Delivery and is funded by the Transportation Funding Act (TFA) of 2015.   The program utilizes bridge bundles to maximize efficiency and speed in the replacement of locally-owned infrastructure.

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 What are Bridge Bundles?

Bridge bundles are a grouping of similar bridges that in this case grouped four to six bridge replacements geographically, and used the design-build delivery method to allow the contractor to streamline delivery by combining design and construction activities for the bridges in their bundled contract. This concept is especially suitable in rural areas due to lower impacts to the traveling public.


Bridge Bundle By the Numbers
Fiscal Year 2016

Bridges

24

Structurally deficient local bridges replaced in 24 Georgia counties from April 2017 to June 2019.

$39.6M

Total investment of replacement bridges. $200k in Transportation Investment Act (TIA) funds

Steel

433 Tons

Combined total of steel used in bridge replacement projects.

Concrete

4,873 Cubic Yards

Combined total of concrete used in bridge replacement projects.


Bridge BUndle Replacements Map

Bridge Bundle Map for FY 16

Bridge Locations
1. Stephens County 13. Harris County
2. Hart County 14. Treutlen County
3. Elbert County 15. Wheeler County
4. Wilkes County 16. Laurens County
5. Jackson County 17. Telfair County
6. Greene County 18. Wayne County
7. Morgan County 19. Bacon County
8. Walton County 20. Ware County
9. Coweta County 21. Atkinson County
10. Pike County 22. Ben Hill County
11. Crawford County 23. Tift County
12. Meriwether County 24. Grady County

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    Program
    Benefits

    • Reduced construction times mean less travel impacts and minimized public inconvenience.
    • The new bridges enhance safety and quality of life for residents, and enrich communities economically. 
    • The new bridges replace old bridges, some of which were closed or had weight restrictions. The replacements accommodate school buses, trucks going from field to market and emergency response vehicles.
    • Maximizes the use of resources and decreases costs compared with traditional delivery methods.

    Facts

    • Bridges located on off-system roads – city or county routes that are not part of the state system.
    • Projects were state-funded in Fiscal Year 2016 from funds resulting from the Transportation Funding Act (TFA) of 2015. 
    • Design-build process enabled completion of a record number of bridges in record time with substantial savings.

    Testimonials

    Here’s what local officials and residents say about their local bridge replacement project