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Palmer Engineering, Winchester, Ky., was involved in several value engineering change proposals (VECP), where prestressed concrete I-girders were used in the redesign of bridges. The state Route 254 bridge over the Black River, Lorain County, Ohio, highlights some of the design considerations that went into VECP redesigns, resulting in approximately $2 million in savings, or about 19% of the bid for the original bridge.