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Bridge Bundle – Michigan Department of Transportation

Project Details



Michigan: various locations

Client / Owner

Michigan Department of Transportation Bureau of Bridges and Structures

Focus Areas & Services


Pilot Project: 19 structures throughout the state

Task Order 2: Single bridge in Dearborn Heights, MI

Task Order 3: Removal of 5 bridges statewide

Delivery Method


Construction Value

Pilot Project: $24.3 million

Task Order 2: $25 million

Task Order 3: $75 million


ACEC Michigan Engineering Excellence Award Winner

RS&H serves as the prime Program Management Consultant for construction engineering services on MDOT’s $23.4M Bridge Bundling Program with the objective of reducing the number of closed, serious, or critical bridges in the state.

RS&H team responsibilities included program management, construction engineering, project ombudsman, construction inspection, fabrication inspection, materials testing, and construction staking. The first project delivered under the program was the Local Agency Bridge Bundling Pilot Project using Design-Build delivery and involved superstructure replacement utilizing hot-dip galvanized steel press-brake tub girders, widening, substructure patching and repairs, and HMA roadway reconstruction for 19 local agency-owned structures throughout the state. These structures utilize steel press-brake tub girders, which are hot-dip galvanized for a 75-year service life. In addition, RS&H also coordinated 19 individual full closures and detours of various roadways across the state.

Pilot Project

The Pilot Project was the first of its kind in Michigan, expected to streamline coordination and permitting, increase economies of scale, and improve bridge conditions throughout the state. To allow the State of Michigan to take a more independent role on the project, RS&H handled all stakeholder coordination during construction, which entailed scheduling public meetings to inform residents of the project, fielding calls from media outlets, preparing senior MDOT management for meetings with the governor’s office, and coordinating with first responders, adjacent project, residents, and local agencies. When completed, the Pilot Project delivered cost savings to MDOT of $117K below bid price.

Task Order 2

Hines Drive
CS: 38000 JN: 212704 | Dearborn Heights, MI

This second task order under the program, which began in January of 2023, is for the Hines Drive Project which involves a single bridge replacement including associated roadway approach work.

Task Order 3

Removal of 5 Bridges
CS: 38000 JN: 213946, 213947 | Statewide, MI

This third task order under the program, which began in January of 2023, involves replacement of five bridges located in Genesee, Huron, Ontonogan, and Oceana counties and involves bridge removal and site restoration associated with roadway work and cul-de-sac construction.

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