20 Jan 12
Structal-Bridges to fabricate Memorial Bridge steel
Structal-Bridges has concluded an agreement worth close to US$12M for the fabrication of the steel structure that will replace the Memorial Bridge.
The lift bridge is on the US1 highway between Kittery in Maine and Portsmouth in New Hampshire, USA. The bridge, which, The 274.3m through-truss bridge was built across the Piscataqua River in 1923. Its deteriorated condition led to its permanent closure in July 2011.
The project, which was awarded to Structal-Bridges by Archer Western Contractors, , calls for the fabrication of three through-truss spans, each measuring 91.4m in length, and two 49.7m towers for the moveable section of the bridge. Structal-Bridges will also supply the steel structure to replace the approaches to the main bridge.
Deliveries will begin in September 2012 and be completed by February 2013. Initially slated to reopen in spring 2014, the new bridge will be operational a year earlier.