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Bridges Under Repair

Last updated March 5, 2019

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

California Maine New Hampshire Pennsylvania
Georgia Maryland New York Québec
Indiana Michigan Ohio Vermont
Kentucky New Brunswick Oregon West Virginia

World Guide Number     Last Updated
 
California
   
CA/05-29-01

 Bridgeport Bridge
Bridgeport, CA

The project involves raising the structure 18 inches, replacing deteriorated timbers, adding new siding and roof and inserting a steel support system inside the bridge. The suspension cables currently supporting the structure will be removed. The project will get underway in the spring of 2019.

Construction starting soon March 5, 2019
 
Georgia
   
 
Indiana
   
IN/14-03-08

Mill Race Park Bridge
Columbus, IN

Bartholomew County Council members voted to allocate $30,500 from the county covered bridge fund to pay for most of the work to place new wood shingles on top of the bridge in Mill Race Park in Columbus. Bartholomew County Highway Engineer Danny Hollander said he anticipates the project might cost a little more than that. Additional money would need to come from the regular county bridge fund, but the total cost won’t be known until the project is bid out later this year.

Repairs Planned April 2018
IN/14-36-02

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 experienced delays from delivery of inferior wood. Work was completed in 2018.

Repairs Complete March 2019
IN/14-70-01

Smith Bridge
Rush County, IN

Rush County Highway Superintendent Jerry Sitton has informed us that the upcoming project will repair truss members and abutments plus tighten all bolts to bring the load rating up to 10 tons. It will also replace worn flooring, siding and roofing. The bridge will receive a new coat of paint and fire retardant. Federal funding is available for this work which is presently in the design stages. The $1.5 million project is expected to take place in 2022. Due to the historical nature of the 142-year-old structure, and its listing on the National Register of Historic Places, a number of studies and engineering guidelines must be met. NSPCB has requested to be a consulting party according to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Repairs planned March 2019
IN/14-73-01

Cedar Ford Bridge
Monroe County, IN

On January 6th, Bloomington’s Herald Times ran an article noting that former Cedar Ford Bridge will be reconstructed in the spring of 2018. The bridge is to be built across Beanblossom Creek in northern Monroe County. The parts have been in storage since county officials acquired it in 1975 from Shelby County. The $1.6 million project will use as much of the historic trusses as possible and include new roof and siding.

Reconstruction planned January 6, 2018
 
Kentucky
   
KY/17-35-05

Grange City Bridge
Fleming County, KY

Kentucky’s 2018-2020 biennial highway construction plan has been approved by the House and Senate. The plan was sent to Gov. Matt Bevin for his signature on April 2nd. The package included $1.2 million to restore the Grange City covered bridge in 2019.

Funds Approved by Legislature April 3, 2018
 
Maine
   
ME/19-08-P06

Trout Brook Bridge
Alna, ME

The former Moose Brook Bridge of Gorham, NH has been rebuilt for the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum of Alna, Maine. The project was funded by a grant from the National Park Service managed by the NSPCB and constructed by Barns and Bridges of New England.

Construction Completed June 2018
 
Maryland
   
 
Michigan
   
MI/22-34-01#2

Whites Bridge
Ionia County, MI

Plans for the replacement White's Bridge are complete and the project was advertised for bids on March 13, 2018. When bids were opened on April 6, 2018, Davis Construction from Lansing MI was the low bidder at $616,384.89. The bid was under the Engineers Estimate of $759,000. The completion date is set for summer 2019.

Bids Opened advertised April 11, 2018
 
Missouri
   
MO/25-69-02

Union Bridge
Monroe County, MO

Funding is now in place to repair damage caused by flooding in 2008. The project will also correct sway and alignment issues. The bracing timbers will be lengthened from below deck and some broken joints replaced, all siding is about to be removed and will be reattached/replaced as well. The project is expected to be completed at the end of summer 2018.

Project Underway March 2018
 
New Brunswick
   
NB/55-09-08

Starkey Bridge
Queens County, NB

Work is planned to repair damage to the bridge's approaches done by flooding in April 2018. Once complete, the bridge will only be open to pedestrian traffic.

Repairs Planned March 2019
 
New Hampshire
   
NH/29-02-01

Honeymoon Bridge Bridge
Jackson, NH

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announced a planned closure to vehicle traffic for nine weeks to allow for extensive repair work, including the full replacement of the wooden bridge deck. The bridge will be closed to traffic from Monday, March 25th until May 23, 2019. In addition to replacing the bridge deck timbers, a NHDOT bridge maintenance crew will make repairs to areas on each end of the 143-year old bridge. The lights and electrical system on the bridge will also be upgraded. The bridge will remain open to pedestrian traffic, although periodic closures of the sidewalk will be necessary.

Repairs Planned March 2019
NH/29-07-03

Bement Bridge
Bradford, NH

The bridge will be rehabilitated through the NH Bridge Program in 2019. The project, being designed by Hoyle, Tanner Associates of Manchester, NH, will include replacement of the failing north abutment, repairs to the south abutment, a new bridge deck and repairs necessary to restore the 6 ton weight limit. The bridge will also be raised 6 inches.

Repairs Planned March 2019
 
New York
   
NY/32-48-01#2

 Blenheim Bridge 
North Blenheim, NY

The replica of the Blenheim Bridge lost during Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 is complete. Greenman-Pedersen Inc and Hoyle-Tanner Associates prepared the design.  Lancaster County Timber Framers prepared the wood which is being assembled by 3G Construction of New Hampshire. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11am.

Construction Complete March 2019
NY/32-55-01

 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
 
North Carolina
   
NC/33-18-01

Bunker Hill Bridge
Catawba County

On April 20, 2018, the Historical Association of Catawba County advertised for bids to repair damage to slopes and an abutment of the Bunker Hill Bridge, the last remaining Haupt truss covered bridge. In late February 2019, Arnold M. Grāton Associates constructed a metal truss and inserted it inside the bridge to support it while working on the abutment and slopes.

Repairs Underway March 2019
 
Ohio
   
OH/35-56-18

 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
OH/35-88-03#2 and OH/35-88-05

Parker and Swartz Bridges 
Wyandot County, OH

Righter Company of Columbus, Ohio, has received contracts totaling about $1.2 million to repair both covered bridges in Wyandot County. The rehabilitation of each bridge will include work on the wood trusses, replacement of damaged pieces, installation of new siding, new roofs and new floors. The Swartz Bridge will also receive a new foundation. Both projects are expected to be completed in April 2018.

 Repairs Completed Summer 2018
 
Oregon
   
OR/37-22-03#2

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 for 2018 April 15, 2017
OR/37-22-04

Gilkey Bridge 
Linn County, OR

Rehabilitation work is nearly complete to bring the bridge back up to a 40-ton rating. Also, replacement of the approach spans and improvement of the road approach. The project was completed in late 2017.

Work Completed January 2018
 
Pennsylvania
   
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.

Repairs being designed November 10, 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.  The project was delayed due to inferior wood. As of March 2019, the bridge appears to be complete.

Project Nearly Complete March 2019
 
Québec
   
QC/61-53-01
Félix-Gabriel-Marchand Bridge
Mansfield et Pontefract, QC

The bridge was closed for safety reasons in May 2014 after a structural evaluation. The transport ministry is preparing plans for the project. The project is expected to get underway in 2018.

Work planned January 2018
 
Vermont
   
VT/45-03-07
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
VT/45-06-08
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
 
West Virginia
   
WV/48-01-02

 Carrollton Bridge
Carrollton, WV

The bridge received extensive damage from an arson fire on August 10, 2017. Repairs are being designed by the West Virginia DOT.

Project in Design March 2018