Bridge Replacement - River Road, Northampton

GENERAL CONTRACTOR:  MAS Building and Bridge, Inc.
OWNER:  Massachusetts Department of Transportation
VALUE:  $1,450,000
LOCATION:  Northampton, MA
ENGINEER:   Greenman-Pederson, Inc.
DURATION:   12 Months

PROJECT DETAILS:

This project on River Road in Northampton included the replacement the existing two span, concrete arch bridge with a new single span, pre-stressed concrete New England Bulb Tee and cast-in place deck bridge set on reinforced concrete foundations.  This required the use of shielding and water control for demolition and construction. The approach work extended approximately 300 feet south and 200 feet north of the bridge and included the reconstruction of the existing pavement, minor vertical and horizontal alignment improvements, and safety improvements such as proper guardrail transitions, pavement markings, and signage. The project was constructed in one phase using a complete roadway closure with detour.