Reed & Reed contracted with the Maine DOT to replace the 5-span, 915 foot bridge over the Penobscot River between the northern Maine towns of Howland and Enfield with a 4-span 940 foot composite steel and concrete bridge. Three concrete piers are founded on either bedrock or driven h-piles in the river.
Steel girder erection in May-June will be followed by construction of the cast-in-place concrete bridge deck. Once traffic is shifted to the new bridge in the fall, Reed & Reed will demolish the 5 steel through-truss spans, four granite and concrete river piers and the two abutments.
With a contract completion date of December 30, 2017, Reed & Reed expects to complete the work several months ahead of schedule.