One of the most integral parts of installing a prefabricated modular bridge system is the abutment. Tasked with supporting the lateral and horizontal force  pressure applied by the bridge, the abutment or spread footing needs to be structurally sound and durable to ensure the structure meets design requirements and is safe to use. Traditional abutments are typically cast-in-place concrete or precast concrete shipped to the job site. However, both methods have their drawbacks. Abutments cast-in-place require more excavation and take longer to install. Precast abutments are very heavy, making them expensive to ship and usually require a crane to unload

Infrastructure rose to the top as the most important issue in the Greater North Dakota Chamber April 2018 membership survey, and it’s no surprise. Infrastructure serves communities across the country with systems that provide transportation, communication, water, sanitation and energy services. It is the life blood of our economy and it is the one issue both political parties support as a high priority for funding. But the current assessment of our national and state infrastructure points out significant deficiencies. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, our nation’s infrastructure earned a “D+”. North Dakota alone