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Bristol Bridge Replacement


This project is located on Route 116 in Bristol Vt. The project consists of constructing a new bridge, over the New Haven River, and associated roadway approaches.

This challenging project consists of the complete removal of existing bridge #7, complete removal of existing bride #8, and the construction of a new, 368ft. two span bridge on an improved alignment. A two-way temporary bridge and detour will be constructed to maintain traffic while the existing structures are being removed and the new structure being constructed.

Some of the major items involved in the scope of work for this project included the installation of three temporary cofferdams, along with the driving of 9400lf of HP 14x89 steel piling. This bridge project will consume in excess of 1700cy of concrete, containing 273,000 lbs. of reinforcing steel. The bridge surface will be supported by 617,000 lbs. of structural steel, spanning 368 feet, from abutment #1, to a center pier, to abutment #2.

This project is a multiple year project with completion of the project is scheduled for June 2015.

New Public and Private access roads will be built as part of the project as well as realignment of TH-25.



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