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Project management and construction operations involved in the building of a bridge. A fundamental part of construction engineering is construction project management (such as project design, planning, scheduling, and controlling). Some major bridge projects may provide an opportunity for contractors to submit a value-engineering recommendation to increase the value of the finished project while reducing the amount spent or invested; in other words, to provide the desired functions for minimum cost. Bridge construction technology has been evolving with industrial innovation and invention of new materials. The final aim of bridge construction is to build a high-quality bridge in accordance with the construction documents at minimum cost (see Illustration). See also: Bridge; Bridge design; Construction engineering; Construction methods; Engineering and architectural contracts; Value engineering
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