New Hampshire Department of transportation recently awarded Reed & Reed a $61.2 million contract to build the new bridge over the Connecticut River connecting the towns of Hinsdale, NH and Brattleboro, VT. The bridge is an 8-span composite steel and concrete structure 1800 feet long. The Company will construct seven piers on steel pipe piles driven some 150 feet to bedrock. Variable depth steel girders will span 246 feet between the piers. Reed & Reed will cast the reinforced concrete deck sections and sidewalks in place.
Reed & Reed’s preliminary project schedule calls for work to begin late summer 2021 with project completion set for October 25, 2024. With traffic transferred to the new bridge, the existing Route 119 bridges will eventually be converted to pedestrian use.
Along with Reed & Reed’s $86.5 million contract award in April for the new International Bridge between Madawaska, Maine and Edmundston, New Brunswick, the company will be busy connecting communities across the region.