Taylor Street Bridge Project

Project Title
Taylor Street Bridge Project
Vermont Agency of Transportation Project Number: BHF 6400(31)

Project Plans
A copy of the Project Plans (PDF) for the Taylor Street Bridge Project can be viewed online.
Project Description
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.
Taylor Street Bridge - Bridge Closed sign with construction barriers.
Existing Condition
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:
Winterset, Inc.
Lyndonville, Vermont

Project Resident Engineer:
Robert E. Suckert
Vermont Agency of Transportation - Construction Division

Municipal Contact:
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
Project Schedule
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.