Preservation of Merritt Parkway Bridge over Saugatuck River (Bridge No. 00728)

Westport, CT


Construction Cost:

$8 Million

Key Facts:
  • Complex Alternate Load Path Analysis
  • Maintenance & Protection of Traffic
  • Public/Stakeholder Involvement
  • National Scenic Byway Designation

Contracted by the CTDOT, GM2 provided bridge inspection and design services for the major rehabilitation of this historic built-up open spandrel, steel arch bridge. The severity of the deterioration necessitated the removal and dismantling of particular elements for repair and development of a paint system that worked under crevice corrosion conditions. GM2 developed the consequent final design of this bridge including the related environmental permit applications, PS&E contract documents, construction staging plans and Maintenance and Protection of Traffic.