Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge Systems (GRS-IBS) offers unique advantages, particularly in the construction of small bridges. Construction costs are typically 25 to 60 percent lower than conventional construction methods.
GRS - An engineered fill of closely spaced alternating layers of compacted granular fill material and fabric sheets of geosynthetic reinforcement.
IBS - A fast, cost-effective method of bridge support that blends the roadway into the superstructure using GRS technology. This creates a simple, joint-less interface between the bridge and the roadway alleviating the "bump at the bridge" problem caused by uneven settlement between the bridge and the approaching roadway. For more information please visit Everyday Counts (EDC) website.