AMHERST- BRIDGE REHABILITATION, A-08-006, PELHAM ROAD OVER FORT RIVER
The Pelham Road bridge over the Fort River is a two span continuous concrete slab bridge structure constructed in 1926. A newer extension of steel stringers was added to the south to support the sidewalk. The proposed structural work shall consist of replacing the existing deck and sidewalk with a new deck and sidewalk. The bridge profile shall remain essentially unchanged. The curb-to-curb width of the proposed superstructure, and sidewalk width shall also remain essentially the same because of the constraints imposed by adjacent wetlands. This equates to a 24 foot roadway (curb to curb) and one 5 foot 6 inch sidewalk. The substructure will be left in place with the exception of minor modifications to the top portion of the existing bridge abutments, wing walls and associated retaining walls. The superstructure will incorporate provisions for existing utilities. The preservation work shall be done in two stages so the one reversible lane is available to vehicular and pedestrian traffic at all times. A sidewalk will be maintained during construction.