The existing truss bridge had been closed to traffic since 2007 due to structural deficiencies that deemed the bridge unsafe for public use. One of the main routes to cross the channel, closure of the bridge posed a huge inconvenience for those that live and work in the area.
The work involved the complete removal of the existing concrete deck, as well as the structural steel for the approach spans. 153,000 pounds of new stringers and bottom lateral bracing were installed to replace the existing steel that was displaying significant section loss leading to the initial closure of the bridge. Also included in the project was the containment and removal of the existing lead paint, a fresh application of paint, two concrete struts, two cast in place pier caps, and abutment back wall substructure concrete totaling approximately 130 cubic yards, 600 cubic yards of high performance concrete superstructure, and installation of a temporary waterline to decommission and relocate existing waterline.