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Green River (Pumping Station) Covered Bridge

 

Greenfield, Massachusetts

Conducted investigations and developed plans and cost estimates for the restoration and repair of the Green River (Pumping Station) Covered Bridge. The east abutment was severely scoured and settled as much as 6 ft as a result of a Tropical Storm Irene-related flood event, causing uneven settlement of the truss end bearings and racking and distortion of the bridge superstructure. Several main timber elements were distorted and broken. The bridge is a 93-ft-long, single span structure spanning the Green River. Constructed in 1972, the bridge utilizes Howe truss framing and has a cantilevered sidewalk. Recommendations and design for repairs include:

Temporarily shore east end of bridge superstructure
Demolish and remove east concrete abutment and wing walls
Construct new east concrete abutment on steel H-pile foundation
Jack bridge onto a new east abutment
Repair/replace broken upper lateral bracing
Replace all corroded steel truss tension rods
Replace corroded lower lateral steel bracing rods
Replace broken timber curbs
Remove and replace broken or decayed sidewalk deck planks
Replace broken or decayed cantilever sidewalk supports
Widen/expand west abutment for sidewalk bearing
Chink stone masonry at west abutment
Reconstruct east approach roadway

Principles of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards of Rehabilitation and the Burlington Charter were followed for the renovation of this historic structure.

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