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Bridges Under Repair

Last updated November 17, 2016

This page lists current & recent work being done on covered bridges or under design. If you are aware of any projects not included here, please notify us at nspcb@yahoo.com so they can be added.

For earlier entries, see the list of major covered bridge projects since 2010.pdf file

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 Clarkson Bridge
Cullman County, AL

The intent is to replace the areas that have been severely worn, while maintaining all the original pieces possible. The project was awarded to low-bidder Bob Smith Construction for $478,998. The work will include dismantling parts of the bridge, leveling it back to where it should be and straightening the walls. A new roof will be added. The project is expected to be completed in late January or early February.

Work nearly complete  January 15, 2015

 Brookwood Bridge
Bayside, CA

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has a contract with Quincy Engineering to come up with a plan to fix the historic bridge. The scope of work includes verifying the condition of the bridge and identifying specific repairs needed to bring the bridge up to pedestrian standards, a public outreach meeting, roof and paint inspections, and a detailed containment plan for paint, debris and fumigation of the bridge.

Work planned December 15, 2015

 Bridgeport Bridge
Bridgeport, CA

The stabilization and restoration project has two phases. In Phase I, RSC Engineering of Sacramento stabilized the bridge so no further damage to the structure will occur.

Phase II entails developing preliminary plans, design and assessments. The scope of work has been developed, contracts have been awarded and work orders have been submitted to companies that include structural and geotechnical engineers, schematic design, wood, and historical assessment firms.

After a thorough study of the structure, the repair estimate was increased from $1.5 million to $3.9 million in December 2015.

Plans being prepared January 13, 2016

 Bulls Bridge
Kent, CT

The bridge will be closed for three weeks while its roof is replaced. The roof replacement will be done with Enviroshakes, a composite roofing material including 95% recycled material. The bridge’s steel supports will be repainted as well. The work is being done by Scholar Painting, of Seymour, CT, and will be paid for with a $100,000 grant awarded in 2013 from the state Small Town Economic Assistance Program.

Repairs underway December 5, 2015

 Richland Creek Bridge
Bloomfield, IN

Greene County Commissioners are researching options for repairing the bridge which was apparently damaged by an oversized vehicle. The estimated costs to the county won't be known for sure until the insurance carrier is contacted, but an estimate on the repairs on both the front where the recent damage occurred and on the back where upgrades are needed total $7,450.

Repairs planned August 5, 2014

Shieldstown Bridge
Jackson County, IN

The Indiana Department of Transportation says repairs to the Shieldstown covered bridge will involve replacing the roof and rotten wood, repairing piers and building a parking lot for visitors. The project has experienced delays from delivery of inferior wood. Work has been delayed indefinitely.

Repairs delayed October 16, 2016

Scipio Bridge
Jennings County, IN

The Scipio Bridge will have its roof, siding and deck replaced, along with painting and stone abutment repairs.
The work was done by Bradshaw Building Specialties of North Vernon.
The Indiana Department of Transportation says a federal grant is paying for 80 percent of the nearly $550,000 project. Jennings County is paying the remaining 20 percent.
A new concrete bridge costing about $1.3 million is being built nearby to replace the covered bridge for vehicle use.

Repairs completed October 16, 2015

Baker's Camp Bridge
Putnam County, IN

The bridge is undergoing significant repairs.  Work was still ongoing in April 2015 and the bridge was open in October 2015. Work was done by Dan Collum (Square & Level Construction Co.).

Repairs complete October 2015

Beech Fork Bridge
Washington County, KY

The bridge will receive significant repairs.  Work began in May 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in late 2017.  Work to be done by M. Arnold Graton Associates.

Work underway August 27, 2016

 Jericho Bridge
Baltimore & Harford Counties, MD

The work included repairs to deteriorated timbers, stream scour countermeasures, roof repairs and painting. Kinsley Construction held the contract. More details.

Bridge opened April 25, 2016 April 25, 2016

 Roddy Road Bridge
Frederick County, MD

Work to repair damaged roof timbers and knee braces caused by an oversized vehicle on June 16, 2016.  Construction to begin in mid-October 2016 and last about 4 months.  Fitzgerald Heavy Timber Construction was awarded the contract.  The cost of repairs will be paid by insurance.

Repairs to begin mid October 2016 September 3, 2016

Whites Bridge
Ionia County, MI

Plans for the replacement White's Bridge are complete and the project is ready to go. Bids were due by August 5, but were postponed to allow more time to answer contractor questions.  Tentatively rescheduled for October 7.

Project ready to advertise August 4, 2016
Union Bridge
Paris, MO

Repairs to siding and roof.

Work completed. September 3, 2015
New Hampshire
Whittier Bridge
Ossipee, NH

Rehabilitation of bridge superstructure. Design by DuBois & King, Inc., with repairs by 3G Construction/Stan Graton (design/build team). Rehabilitation/repairs to roof framing, trusses, arches, floor framing (floorbeams and stringers) and lower lateral bracing. New standing seam metal roof and new siding. Construction Completed.

Work completed in February 2016. February 11, 2016

Village Common Bridge
Wentworth, NH

The Goffe's Mill Covered Pedestrian Bridge, formally located over Bowen Brook at Goffe's Mill in Bedford, NH has been salvaged, removed and trucked to Wentworth for re-erection on existing abutments on Village Common Road over Baker River. The design/build team of DuBois & King, Inc. and Stan Graton/3G Construction, Inc. has determined feasibility of salvaging and relocating the bridge to Wentworth. Bridge superstructure has been removed and is in storage in Wentworth, undergoing repairs. Design for existing abutment repairs completed, with construction of repairs scheduled for summer of 2016. Repair design to superstructure ongoing. NHDOT to remove old bridge in summer 2016, 3G Construction to erect new superstructure in late 2016.

Bridge salvaged and in storage in Wentworth, undergoing rehabilitation. Installation on abutments planned for Fall 2016 February 11, 2016
New York

 Blenheim Bridge 
North Blenheim, NY

A project is in the works to build a replica of the Blenheim Bridge lost during Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. Greenman-Pedersen Inc has the design contract and has subcontracted with Hoyle-Tanner Associates to work on the design.  Bids for the project were opened in October 2016.

Bids Opened October 27, 2016 October 28, 2016

 Beaverkill Bridge 
Sullivan County, NY

The Beaverkill Covered Bridge is being rehabilitated by Sullivan County Paving & Construction, Inc. A 140’ Acrow Bridge was inserted inside the Covered Bridge in March 2016 to support it during the rehabilitation process.  Jacking and straightening of the bridge were completed in mid-April. Deteriorated truss members are being replaced.  Other work included the repairs and replacements to the flooring and roof members, installation of new batten board siding, new roof, new deck, new curb, approach railing and application of fire retardant, insecticide and fungicide coatings.  The project is scheduled to be completed in fall of 2016.

Repairs nearly complete November 16, 2016

 Newfield Bridge 
Newfield, NY

The Tompkins County Legislature authorized a design funding agreement with the New York state DOT in which Tompkins will pay the full up-front design cost -- $110,000 – and eventually receive back roughly $104,500 in federal and state money. That leaves the local tab for the Covered Bridge design plans at $5,500, a cost split between Tompkins County and the town of Newfield. The county has contracted with Clough, Harbour and Associates for a design to outfit the bridge with a new fire detection and suppression system, improve drainage around the structure and the application of a wood preserve to prevent molding.

In Design July 5, 2014

McCafferty Road Bridge 
Brown County, OH

Repair truck damage to roof braces. Work to be completed in early July by The Righter Company.

Work completed June 30, 2016

 Jim McClellen Bridge 
Columbiana County, OH

Columbiana County received $500,000 in grant money towards the project. Work was designed by Smolen Engineering.

The restoration work includes raising the bridge a foot, with a new stone abutment on one end and a rebuilt abutment on the other. Wood siding and flooring that can be rehabilitated will be reused, and the rest will be replaced. Most was not reusable and this will be considered a new bridge. The wood will also be treated with a fire retardant

The project was awarded to McCoy Construction of Calcutta. Work is expected began in Spring 2016.

Under Construction October 3, 2016

Stevenson Road Bridge 
Greene County, OH

Partial funding for the project came through a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2012. The federal funds (approximately $520,000) paid for about 80 percent of the project (in total originally estimated to be $660,000). County funds made up the remaining 20 percent of the project. Restoration efforts included replacing old, deteriorated timber, adding steel beams to reinforce the wooden trusses, as well as installing security lighting and electronic surveillance cameras to deter vandalism. The Righter Company attempted to preserve as much of the original structure as possible.

Bridge dedication December 4, 2015 December 7, 2015

Ballard Road Bridge 
Greene County, OH

Replace deteriorated truss members, a new roof and new siding are in the works for the Ballard Road Bridge. About 80 percent of the project ($560,000) will be paid for out of federal funds. County dollars ($140,000) will make up the remaining 20 percent. The project was awarded to R.G. Zachrich Construction for their bid in the amount of $485,480.48

Work Nearly Complete November 15, 2016

 Johnson Road Bridge 
Jackson County, OH

Repair and restoration.  Work designed by Smolen Engineering. Repairs completed by The Righter Company of Columbus, OH.

Repairs complete April 27, 2016

 King's Mill Bridge 
Marion County, OH

A new covered bridge designed by Smolen Engineering on St. James Road. Conceptual sketch. The modern, wooden covered bridge was dedicated on May 11th.
The $3.2 million project, the county’s largest bridge project to date, is being built by RG Zachrich Construction of Defiance. Deputy county engineer Phil Wright said 95 percent of the funding is coming from the federal government, with the balance coming from a road fund generated from gas taxes.

Bridge dedication May 11 at 11:00 May 7, 2016

Foraker Bridge 
Monroe County, OH

Monroe County commissioners contracted with the Righter Company to repair the Foraker Bridge. The project included replacement of some floor beams and lower chords plus tightening of tension rods to remove a sag in the bridge. The project was completed in October 2016.

 Repairs Completed October 26, 2016

 Knowlton or Long Bridge 
Monroe County, OH

Monroe County commissioners approved a feasibility study with a cap of $10,000 regarding the span that dates from 1887.

 Repairs planned for 2017 November 18, 2016

 Mull Bridge 
Sandusky County, OH

Repair and restoration.  Work designed by Smolen Engineering, repairs by R.G. Zachrich Construction Inc. The bridge is receiving some structural repairs in addition to a new roof and siding. An opening ceremony was held on June 15, 2016.

Bridge Opened June 15, 2016 June 16, 2016

 Rochester Bridge 
Douglas County, OR

Replace existing metal roof with cedar shingle roof. Replace timber siding. Replace timber bridge rail, running planks, decking and stringers. Install post-tensioning system. Tune truss to prescribed chamber. Perform chemical fumigation. Paint bridge rails and exterior surface of bridge siding. Install steel backed timber guardrail.

Repairs completed in 2015 October 16, 2016

 Cavitt Creek Bridge 
Douglas County, OR

Replace existing metal roof with cedar shingle roof. Replace timber siding. Replace timber bridge rail, running planks, decking and stringers. Install post-tensioning system. Tune truss to prescribed chamber. Perform chemical fumigation. Paint bridge rails and exterior surface of bridge siding. Install steel backed timber guardrail.

Repairs completed. Re-opened August 29, 2015 September 2, 2015

 Neal Lane Bridge 
Douglas County, OR

Replace existing metal roof with cedar shingle roof. Replace timber siding. Replace timber bridge rail, running planks, decking and stringers. Install post-tensioning system. Tune truss to prescribed chamber. Perform chemical fumigation. Paint bridge rails and exterior surface of bridge siding. Install steel backed timber guardrail.

Repairs completed in 2015 October 16, 2016

Wildcat Bridge 
Lane County, OR

Repair work completed by Oregon Woods, Inc.

Repairs Completed Summer 2016 October 16, 2016

 Belknap Bridge 
Lane County, OR

Repair work underway by Oregon Woods, Inc.

Repairs Underway October 16, 2016

 Pengra Bridge 
Lane County, OR

The Pengra Bridge received a new roof. Construction occurred during August 2015. The bridge will be closed during construction.

Recently completed September 2, 2015

Shimanek Bridge 
Linn County, OR

Temporary supports have been added in deteriorated area until permanent repairs can be arranged. Linn County is awaiting funding for repairs.

Work Planned August 15, 2016

Gilkey Bridge 
Linn County, OR

Rehabilitation work is being planned to bring the bridge back up to a 40-ton rating. Also, replacement of the approach spans and improvement of the road approach. Expected to advertise by October 2016 with construction planned for summer 2017.

In Design August 15, 2016
PA/38-05-22 Bowser Bridge
Bedford County, PA

The Bowser Bridge near Osterburg is going to have renovations totaling nearly $350,000.

Repairs planned August 25, 2014
PA/38-05-25 Jackson's Mill Bridge
Bedford County, PA

The Jackson's Mill Bridge near Breezewood has received repairs including a new coat of paint totaling $204,000.

Repairs complete. Ribbon cutting May 5, 2015 May 2, 2015
PA/38-06-07 Dreibelbis Bridge
Berks County, PA

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is designing repairs to the bridge. At present, the plans include replacement of the concrete-encased stone abutments with new concrete abutments and replacement of the historic timber floor support system with steel beams. NSPCB sent a letter to the DOT which was presented at a November 10th meeting to review the historic impacts of the project. A public meeting is scheduled for November 22.

Repairs being designed November 10, 2016
PA/38-15-05 Speakman #1 Bridge
Chester County, PA

The bridge has been closed since 2011.  PennDOT has awarded a $3.2 million contract to Eastern Highway Specialists. Inc. of Wilmington, Del., to rehabilitate the Rapps Dam, Speakman #1 and Knox Covered Bridges. Work at Speakman includes replacement of the substructure; the reconstruction of the support abutments and wing walls; and the reassembly and replacement of necessary timber members. The project will reuse as much of the existing structure as possible. Steel beams have been added under the bridge. The bridge was reopened on October 19, 2016.

Bridge Opened October 19, 2016 October 19, 2016
PA/38-15-07#2 Rapp's Bridge
Chester County, PA

The bridge was closed in April 2014 after being damaged by an oversized truck. PennDOT has awarded a $3.2 million contract to Eastern Highway Specialists. Inc. of Wilmington, Del., to rehabilitate the Rapps Dam, Speakman #1 and Knox Covered Bridges.

Work completed, bridge opening October 8, 2015  October 8, 2015
PA/38-15-15 Knox Bridge
Chester County, PA

The bridge was closed after being damaged by a vehicle. PennDOT has awarded a $3.2 million contract to Eastern Highway Specialists. Inc. of Wilmington, Del., to rehabilitate the Rapps Dam, Speakman #1 and Knox Covered Bridges. The work is completed, but bridge may not be open until fall 2016 because of local road work.

Work completed  May 29, 2016
PA/38-28-01 Martin's Mill Bridge
Franklin County, PA

Antrim township has received $949,000 of federal funding to use for the project, which would be the biggest renovation of the 1849 covered bridge since it was rebuilt in 1973 after Tropical Storm Agnes washed it downstream.  The work includes a new roof, a paint job, a refresh of the facades and possibly a steel support beam underneath.

The first round of bids were over $200,000 higher than estimated. The lowest bid came in at $1,133,685 from Lycoming Supply Inc.

Work completed October 13, 2015
PA/38-39-03 McConnells Mill Bridge
Lawrence County, PA

Bridge closed August 29, 2016 for about two months while the entire structure is repainted. Cost for the project is $390,000 and Spartan Contracting of Hubbard, Ohio, will perform the work.

Work to begin August 29 August 17, 2016
PA/38-39-03 Manassas Guth Bridge
Lehigh County, PA

Bridge closed August 25, 2015.  Repairs to abutment plus new floor and siding.

Work completed February 6, 2016
PA/38-43-01 Kidd's Mill Bridge
Mercer County, PA

A project to repair this bridge is planned.  It will also include application of fire retardant.  Design by Winslow Engineering of Hermitage, PA.

Public Meeting May 12 May 7, 2016
PA/38-50-16 Dellville Bridge
Perry County, PA

A project to rebuild the bridge lost to arson in November 2014 has been approved by the county commissioners.  Bids are expected to be opened in mid May 2016.

Project going to bid April 9, 2016
Saint-Edgar Bridge
Saint-Edgar, QC

The 293-foot long Saint-Edgar Bridge has been moved to allow for repairs to the abutments and central pier. The historic landmark will receive some repairs and a new coat of paint. The bridge was moved back onto the new abutments October 28 & 29, 2014.  The project was to be completed in 2015.

More details & photos (in French)

Work probably completed September 22, 2015
Félix-Gabriel-Marchand Bridge
Mansfield et Pontefract, QC

The bridge was closed for emergency repairs last spring. It was closed for safety reasons in May 2014 after a structural evaluation. The transport ministry is preparing plans for the project. They will likely call for offers over the next few months.

Work planned January 11, 2016
Randall Bridge
Lyndon, VT

Bridge closed to all traffic and use. Rehabilitation of the bridge for use as a pedestrian and trail (snowmobile) crossing. Rehabilitation design by DuBois & King, Inc. Work to include repair to roof framing, trusses, floor framing, concrete abutments, and approach pathway.

Conceptual design complete March 31, 2015
Sequin/Seguin or Upper Bridge
Charlotte, VT

The Seguin Bridge will receive some repairs during the summer of 2016. The work will include new top chords, flooring and floor beams. The contractor will also apply insecticide/fungicide and fire-retardant coatings. Blow & Cote, Inc. of Morrisville, VT, was the low bidder at $431,048.00.

Project bids received May 28, 2016
Hectorville Bridge
Montgomery, VT

Bridge superstructure removed from site, dismantled and all timber stored in Town for future use. Conceptual study and recommendations completed by DuBois & King, Inc. Recommendations include repairs to deteriorated truss members and roof framing members; new metal roof and new floor planks; on new concrete abutments. Town plans to rehabilitate superstructure and erect at Town recreation field as Pedestrian Bridge.

Conceptual study completed February 11, 2016
Longley Bridge
Montgomery, VT

Plans include the preservation of the original design of the Town Lattice Truss by replacing the trusses in-kind to support a 20-ton design vehicle, installing new floor and lower lateral bracing system, retaining the majority of the roof framing and upper lateral bracing, substructure repairs, application of fire retardant, insecticide and fungicide coatings and installation of new approach timber railing.  The project is scheduled to start construction in early winter of 2016 and is anticipated to be completed by early fall of the following year.

Design in progress May 2016
Brown Bridge
Shrewsbury, VT

Rehabilitation work on Brown CB is complete: roof repairs, new siding and runners, masonry rebuilding and repairs, truss repairs.

Dedication ceremony July 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM May 26, 2016
Village Bridge
Waitsfield, VT

Rehabilitation design by DuBois & King, Inc. Rehabilitation included new adjacent pedestrian bridge, removal of cantilevered sidewalk, repairs to deck and runner planks, repairs and widening to concrete abutments, and approach roadway improvements. Alpine Construction began work in 2015. Construction Completed.

Reopened to traffic in November, 2015 February 11, 2016
Green River Bridge
Guilford, VT

Structural problems were discovered in the west abutment during wingwall repairs in 2014. Additional repairs designed by Hoyle, Tanner Associates will be made by Wright Construction in the summer of 2016. This includes straightening the structure, new floor deck, replacement of some floor beams, replacing 1 piece of lower chord, 2 sister lattice installations and some other minor structural repairs. Also new standing seam roof to replace the existing asphalt shingle roof.

Work scheduled for summer 2016 April 25, 2016
VT/45-13-13 Scott Bridge
Townshend, VT

Scott Covered Bridge is owned by the Division of Historic Preservation and maintained by AOT, which closed it to pedestrian traffic in February 2012 following a routine two-year inspection that turned up dangerous rot, buckling, and other grave structural concerns. Repairs will cost upward of $2 million. According to engineers at Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, the bridge needs a new deck, new siding, and a new roof. The span would also be treated against fungi and fire, would see a new guardrail go up, and that wherever possible the original wood would be retained — by sistering salvageable pieces with new timber, or by other means. The project could advertise in 2016.

Construction underway February 14, 2016
West Virginia

 Philippi Bridge
Philippi, WV

The bridge is receiving some major work along with new siding, an updated electrical system and fire protection system.  Work is expected to be completed in late summer 2016. Orders Construction of St. Albans, WV has the contract for the $2 million job.

Work Completed September 17, 2016