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Rapid Bridge Replacement Project

Pennsylvania's population of state-owned bridges is among the largest and oldest in the nation. PennDOT has prioritized transportation investments to repair and replace structurally deficient bridges. The $899 million Rapid Bridge Replacement (RBR) Project is a key component to this effort.

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Through the RBR project, PennDOT will replace 558 structurally deficient bridges around the state while minimizing impacts to the traveling public. The RBR Project is unique because it is the first of its kind in the nation to bundle the replacement of hundreds of bridges in a public-private partnership (P3) agreement. No other P3 project in the country has embarked on a multi-asset, multi-location undertaking of this magnitude.

In addition to leveraging private investment, the innovative delivery of the RBR Project is increasing efficiency. By focusing on bridges of similar size and design, components can be mass produced, which results in a time and cost savings to taxpayers.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs from DBE Networking Meetings (PDF)

General FAQs (Updated November 16, 2015) (PDF)

Lessons Learned



Nov. 7, 2014 — Final RFP

Oct. 24, 2014 — Team Selected to Replace 558 Bridges through Public-Private Bridge Project (PDF)

Sept. 22, 2014Final Rapid Bridge Replacement Project Bridge List (XLSX)

July 22, 2014Networking Sessions for DBE Firms and Development Entity Candidates (PDF)

Feb. 4, 2014Request for Qualifications (RFQ) — Statement of Qualification (SOQ) (PDF)

Nov. 6, 2013 — Presentation at Industry Forum

Oct. 9, 2013Industry Forum Announced (PDF)

Sept. 27, 2013 — Approval by the Public-Private Transportation Partnership Board

Sept. 13, 2013Presentation to the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) (VIDEO)