Monday, March 2, 2015

Loon Mountain Bridge Replacement Underway!

Preliminary Site Work - Feb 2015
Nearly four and a half years after the Loon Mountain Bridge in Lincoln was damaged from flooding during Tropical Storm Irene, the replacement bridge is now officially under construction! The project, which is funded through a combination of FEMA Public Assistance, NHDOT State Aid Bridge Program, and the Town of Lincoln, includes the construction of a new 290-foot-long three-lane bridge about 100-feet downstream from the original bridge (repaired to allow temporary access in 2011-2012).  The original bridge will be demolished once the new bridge is in service.
Bridge Collapse - Sept 2011
HEB worked with the Town of Lincoln immediately following the bridge collapse, designing an emergency and subsequent long-term temporary repair to allow continued access to Loon Mountain Resort.  Over the next few years, we assisted the Town with FEMA/NHDOT coordination, engineering design, and bidding for the new bridge.  R.M. Piper, Inc. of Plymouth, NH, was the selected qualified bidder for the bridge construction; the contracts were signed in December 2014 and preliminary site work began early this year.  HEB will have a Resident Engineer on-site during the expected two-year construction period; we anticipate completion in fall 2016.  For more information about this project, contact Chris Fournier, Lead Structural Engineer, at (603) 356-6936 or email cfournier@hebengineers.com