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Philips Street Bridge Update:
April 27, 2018 UPDATE:A pre‐construction meeting took place to discuss the work to be done for the bridge repair. The contractor for the bridge, New England Infrastructure from Hudson, Massachusetts, has agreed to begin work the week of April 30th. The work will consist of setting up environmental controls, removal of the existing top wooden deck structure, stonework, tree removal, and installation of the new wooden superstructure. After completion of the project, final inspections would be conducted by MassDOT.
April 11 2018 UPDATEThe fabricator/manufacturer has completed the top bridge deck and will be coordinating with the installation contractor for delivery. Final contracts for the installation contractor are scheduled to be signed on April 12th. Once the manufacturer and contractor have agreed upon a delivery date, a schedule can be determined for the work. We will update the website with the new schedule as soon as it becomes available.
February 28 2018 UPDATE - The fabricator continues the manufacturing process of the top bridge deck which will be completed shortly. The fabricated bridge structure will then be shipped to a treatment facility. The entire manufactured deck process is scheduled for completion by the end of March. It will then be scheduled for delivery to the site in coordination with the contractor to install and repair the walls and stonework of the substructure. After the completion of the work, there will be a final inspection from MassDOT . We are hopeful that the bridge will be completed and inspected by the end of April – beginning of May for reopening.We will have a tighter schedule to update once the top bridge deck is completed.No other developments to report.
The final contract documents have been signed for the fabrication. The fabricator has begun the manufacturing process of the top deck. The company has submitted their required shop drawings and field measurements. The fabrication is scheduled to be completed in March. As we get closer we can narrow down the delivery of the deck. MassDOT has given their final approval of the entire project, we are moving forward with the procurement of the contractor for installation. We will update this project when there are additional changes or new developments.
There are no new developments to report from the last update of 1/3/18.