Bridge bundling takes advantage of economies of scale by issuing a single contract for the replacement, rehabilitation or repair of multiple bridges. Illinois has a lot of bad bridges throughout the state. Bridge bundling won’t mean that every bridge is repaired or replaced, but it could allow for a significant number of bridges to be fixed quicker and less expensively than through traditional methods. State departments of transportation in Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Oregon have used bundling to address multiple bridges. Michigan just kicked–off a bridge bundling initiative. The Federal Highway Administration has an entire section of its website dedicated to bridge and project bundling. More information on this nationally tested best practice can be viewed here. If you are interested in learning more about bridge bundling and its potential impacts for Illinois, please contact us: Adam.Miliszewski@wsp.com.