Bayside Engineering is pleased to be part of the innovative Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project. The project is using Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques (ABC) thereby reducing construction impacts from 4 years to two intensive construction shutdown windows.
The key to this project is the ability to build major components off-site and then quickly assemble them in place. Crews are working around the clock assembling the pieces of the bridge as other portions are demolished. This accelerated technique isn’t the first attempted in Massachusetts, the “Fast 14” bridge repair in the summer of 2011 replaced 14 bridges working only on weekends.
The accelerated phases are intended to limit the impact on the public. When the project is complete, the bridge will include upgraded safety and signal for vehicles, better pedestrian walkways and a dedicated bike layout with signals, according to the MassDOT.
Bayside’s Norman Brown will continue to act as MassDOT’s Owner’s Representative on this project through completion.
Want to learn more?
- Check out BU’s recent article: “11 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bridge Replacement Project” http://www.bu.edu/today/2017/comm-ave-bridge-replacement-facts/
- Or view BU’s webcam for photos and time-lapse video. https://www.bu.edu/capbridge/webcam/
Photos taken on August 6