Monday, September 22, 2014

Route 128 Bridge Reconstruction Project Update

Because additional issues that need to be addressed were discovered in Phase 1 of repairs to the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge carrying Route 128 over the Annisquam River, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has developed and is implementing a Phase 2 project to address those issues.  Phase 2 of the construction bid documents have been completed, and currently MassDOT is in the process of awarding the contract to Cianbro Corp., a construction engineering company headquartered in Maine and that has a regional office in Georgetown, MA.

The bridge project will focus on removing and installing new structural steel bracing between the arches; repairing the arch ribs; cleaning and painting portions of the structural steel in the superstructure; replacing finger joints; sealing deck deflection joints; milling and grooving the existing deck surface; conserving the existing historic bronze doors; and installing temporary shielding for construction.

For further details regarding the reconstruction of the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge, please click here.  Once the webpage has loaded, utilize the drop down menu and select Gloucester, then click on project #607338.  Keep checking back to continuing to receive bridge updates as they become available.