The Ossipee Bridge project is well under way. The $17 million project consists of replacing three bridges on busy Route 16 in Ossipee, NH and reconstructing some 3.4 miles of roadway. One of the bridges will be built while we shift traffic onto a detour while the other two require us to construct the new bridges adjacent to the existing bridges and during an 84-hour closure, demolish the old bridges and slide in the new ones. This will be accomplished over 2 construction seasons. It is our understanding that this is the first “slide-in” bridge project for NHDOT. Reed & Reed has successfully completed several bridge slide projects previously.
Our earthwork subcontractor A.J. Coleman is performing the roadwork while Reed & Reed completes the three bridges. Because of the heavy seasonal traffic in the region, the are a number of restrictions on operations to minimize the impact on traffic during construction.
Reed & Reed is driving 24-inch and 30-inch pipe piles up to 200 feet to bedrock, constructing precast and cast-in-place concrete abutments and piers and building composite steel beam and concrete superstructures for all three bridges. Work is on schedule for a June 25, 2021 completion.