Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has appointed HNTB Corporation to carry out the role.

VTrans plans to replace the 93-year-old bridge that serves 25,000 vehicles and 500 pedestrians a day with a new structure featuring wider lanes and dedicated bike and pedestrian paths.

“This bridge replacement will improve the vital connection between the cities of Burlington and Winooski, Vermont,” said HNTB project manager Josh Olund. “It will improve connectivity and provide safer multi-modal transportation over the Winooski River.”

The 93-year-old Winooski River Bridge will be replaced

The Winooski River Bridge project has received a US$24.8 million federal grant, which requires the obligation of the funds by 30 June 2026. VTrans will use a design-build contracting mechanism and incorporate accelerated bridge construction methods to reduce the number and duration of bridge closures. Work on the bridge replacement project design is currently under way.