Depot Street Bridge
What was the Challenge?
The 147-foot-long single span Depot Street bridge was approaching 90 years old when it was closed to traffic in September of 2020 due to significant deterioration of the truss members. The closure divided the community in half and restricted access to local businesses, public facilities and agricultural land for over 1600 motorists that used the bridge each day. In order to reduce the impacts of the local community, the project was accelerated and the bridge reconstruction was moved from 2022 to 2021.
How did Barton & Loguidice provide a solution?
This project consisted of replacing the existing crossing with a new bridge on a similar vertical and horizontal alignment. The new abutments were installed behind the existing to reduce excavation depths and to avoid impacts to the Deer River. Keeping the work limits out of the waterway allowed the project to be constructed with minimal coordination with environmental permitting agencies and avoided potential impacts to endangered species. The project restored the long-term integrity of the crossing, improved pedestrian accommodations on the approaches and included special provisions to accommodate agricultural traffic.
Why was the project a success?
Barton & Loguidice was able to effectively navigate the federal-aid pass-thru process and provide design services on an accelerated schedule. We worked together with St. Lawrence County and NYSDOT to expedite design and review times and open the bridge back up to the community prior to winter.
Project At a Glance
- Bridge Engineering
- Construction Services
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