Construction crews successfully completed an unconventional bridge construction technique known as Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) on the OR213: I-205 to Redland Road Overcrossing project, also known as the Jughandle Project, in Oregon City.
The ABC method of construction involved initially constructing the new bridge next to the existing highway on a temporary foundation. As demonstrated by the video below, Oregon 213 was then closed Thursday evening at the new bridge location, after which the existing earth and asphalt were removed and the new bridge was pulled into place using a hydraulic jacking system. Oregon 213 was reopened late Monday night, four hours earlier than scheduled. It sounds complicated, but crews were able to complete this process quickly over the course of a four-day closure in order to minimize impacts to the traveling public.