Agawam Bridge Replacement
Improving the Roadways
Working in the Westfield River
This project required in-water work in the Westfield River, which is incredibly volatile during the non-summer months. To navigate this challenge, we resequenced the in-water work by installing sandbag cofferdams that control the water flow around the work site. This design decision allowed us to demolish the existing piers and reconstruct new ones. Overall, these important adjustments helped us complete this work in one phase instead of the originally planned two phase project.
Accessing the Work Site
Accessing the worksite was extremely difficult because we could only access the water via a MassDOT levee. Also, MassDOT required an Emergency Action Plan and a Levee Protection plan on the W. Springfield side of the bridge. This guideline required us to constantly monitor people exiting the river.
To improve work site access, we designed a temporary earth support wall consisting of soldier piles and lagging. We installed the wall along the existing roadway to support the required vehicular traffic. This roadway was essential in helping us successfully complete this project.
The Ongoing Initiative
WORKING TOGETHER WITH ENGINEERS
We partner closely with engineers to bring their designs to life. We’re pre-qualified with multiple agencies to create an efficient proposal process.
When you work with Northern Construction, you can trust that we pay close attention to every detailed specification and requirement. Sit back and relax as your design transfers from dream into reality.
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