Milone & MacBroom recently completed services for the reconstruction of the Blacks Road Bridge over Honeypot Brook in Cheshire, Connecticut, which included the bridge replacement and roadway design, hydraulic modeling, survey, permitting, environmental permitting, stream channel modifications, landscape architecture, construction administration, and on-site project representation services.
The existing structure is a single 15-foot span comprised of prestressed concrete double-tee beams supported by stone masonry abutments. The bridge has a curb-to-curb width of 26 feet and an out-to-out width of 28.5 feet. Considering the existing condition of the substructure, the project team recommended a full replacement of the bridge. The study evaluated three structure alternatives taking into consideration the needs of the Town, hydraulics, construction, maintenance, impact to the environment, existing utilities (including the nearby wellfield), and estimated construction costs. The firm conducted survey, wetlands delineation, early utility coordination, hydraulic modeling and scour assessment, type study, preliminary design, and permitting. A single span bridge was designed, consisting of precast concrete deck units with integral abutments on micropiles. Locally, inland wetlands approval was secured for the project by the firm.
To learn more about this project, please contact the Project Manager Shelley Plude.