Rehabilitation of BR5 located on Taylor Street in Montpelier and crossing over the Winooski River serving as a connection between State Street (Bus Route 2) on the north side of the river to Memorial Drive (U.S. Route 2) on the south side. Project consists of the rehabilitation of the superstructure, substructure repairs and reconstruction of the approaches, replacement of the deck surface, railings and guardrails, reconstruction of the roadway approaches, and replacement of the bridge suspended municipal water main.
Special project note: Bridge to be closed during construction. Temporary traffic control during bridge closure to consist of a traffic signal installed at the intersection of Taylor Street / Governor Davis Avenue / State Street for peak traffic time operation.
The bridge is a steel "Parker" through truss constructed in 1929. It is located in the Montpelier Historic District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Project is eligible for federal historic preservation funding assistance.
People in Charge Project Manager
Susan E. Scribner
Vermont Agency of Transportation
Project General Contractor:
Project Resident Engineer:
Robert E. Suckert
Vermont Agency of Transportation - Construction Division
Todd Law, P.E.
City of Montpelier Public Works Director
Project Cost / Funding Split:
Estimated Total Construction Cost: $1,746,921
Funding: 100% Federal, 0% State, 0% Local
As submitted by contractor:
December, 2009 - November 12, 2010
Contractor mobilization: week of January 11th
Installation of temporary traffic signal at Taylor/State intersection: Week of January 18
Bridge closure and implement traffic detour: Approximately February 1
Bridge painting: Week of August 23
Bridge and street reopening: Week of October 27
Update to Project Schedule
As of October 5, 2010:
There was a significant delay to the project as additional work was deemed necessary as
section loss in the truss members was noted requiring additional replacement pieces to be fabricated.
Paving of the bridge and approaches: October 18
Bridge painting: Week of October 19
Bridge and street reopening: Week of December 25, 2010.