HOLYOKE- BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS, H-21-014, ROUTE 141 (APPLETON STREET) OVER SECOND LEVEL CANAL & H-21-020 OVER FIRST LEVEL CANAL
This project involves replacing two bridges on Route 141 (Appleton Street) where the bridges cross over the First Level and Second Level Canals. The new bridges will be two-span concrete bridges supported by abutments that will be constructed behind the existing canal walls. The existing roadway and sidewalk widths will be maintained. A decorative bridge rail will be installed that is compatible with the proposed Holyoke Canalwalk and the historic character of the area. This requires that a roadway curb rail be used to separate the roadway from the sidewalk and pedestrian rails as the proposed bridge rail is not a crash tested acceptable design.