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Bridges Under Repair

Last updated June 26, 2018

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

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 Brookwood Bridge
Bayside, CA

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has a contract with Quincy Engineering to come up with a plan to fix the historic bridge. The scope of work includes verifying the condition of the bridge and identifying specific repairs needed to bring the bridge up to pedestrian standards, a public outreach meeting, roof and paint inspections, and a detailed containment plan for paint, debris and fumigation of the bridge.

Work planned December 15, 2015

 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 estimated $3.9 million project was put out to bid on April 11, 2018.

Project out to Bid April 12, 2018

Freeman's Crossing Bridge
Yuba County, CA

We received a report that as of June 2017, this bridge had been completely dismantled.  The bridge had been rebuilt by November. It is not known how much of the original material was used.

Major Work Completed December 13, 2017

Concord Bridge
Cobb County, GA

Cobb County is in the middle of an $803,000 project to repair the Historic Concord Covered Bridge. The work, being done by Suncoast Restoration and Waterproofing, was completed and the bridge re-opened to traffic in mid-December 2017. The project involves cleaning and repairing exterior siding and roofing, repairs to one of the bridge supports, signage improvements, and new guard rails. The biggest change is the addition of four internal steel frames to stiffen the bridge. These frames, painted to match the interior wood, will help stabilize the bridge and better protect it from future vehicle damage. Fire retardant will also be added.

Repairs completed January 2018

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

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 has experienced delays from delivery of inferior wood. Work restarted in September 2017 and is expected to be completed in spring 2018.

Repairs Nearly Complete April 2018

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

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

Beech Fork Bridge
Washington County, KY

The bridge received significant repairs including new lower chords and replacement of rotted truss members.  Work began in May 2016 and was completed in late December 2017.  Work by Arnold M. Graton Associates.

Work Completed December 2017

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

 Roddy Road Bridge
Frederick County, MD

Work to repair damage caused by an oversized vehicle on June 16, 2016.  This was constructed as a new bridge.  Fitzgerald Heavy Timber Construction was awarded the contract.  The cost of repairs will be paid by insurance.

Repairs Complete April 17, 2017

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

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

Plumweseep Bridge
Kings County, NB

The bridge is being repaired after damage caused by a single vehicle accident in January 2018. Repairs are expected to be completed at the end of April 2018.

Repairs Underway Aptil 11, 2018
New Hampshire

Village Common Bridge
Wentworth, NH

The Goffe's Mill Covered Pedestrian Bridge, formally located over Bowen Brook at Goffe's Mill in Bedford, NH has been salvaged, removed and trucked to Wentworth and reconstructed on Village Common Road over Baker River. The design/build team of DuBois & King, Inc. and Stan Graton/3G Construction, Inc. completed the project.

Bridge completed June 2017
New York

 Blenheim Bridge 
North Blenheim, NY

A project is underway to build a replica of the Blenheim Bridge lost during Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. 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.

Construction Nearly Complete June 2018

 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

 Jim McClellen Bridge 
Columbiana County, OH

Columbiana County received $500,000 in grant money towards the project. Work was designed by Smolen Engineering.

The restoration work includes raising the bridge a foot, with a new stone abutment on one end and a rebuilt abutment on the other. Wood siding and flooring that can be rehabilitated will be reused, and the rest will be replaced. Most was not reusable and this will be considered a new bridge. The wood will also be treated with a fire retardant

The project was awarded to McCoy Construction of Calcutta.

New Bridge completed June 2017

 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 Nearly Complete April 2018

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

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
PA/38-05-22 Bowser Bridge
Bedford County, PA

The Bowser Bridge near Osterburg is going to have renovations totaling nearly $350,000.

Repairs planned August 25, 2014
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. Presently underway.

Project Underway December 2017
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
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
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
Longley Bridge
Montgomery, VT

Construction of a replica bridge to support a 20-ton design vehicle. Roof framing of the historic bridge was to be retained. Project included application of fire retardant, insecticide and fungicide coatings and installation of new approach timber railing.  The project was completed in November 2017.

Opened to Traffic November 6, 2017 December 2017
VT/45-13-13 Scott Bridge
Townshend, VT

Scott Covered Bridge is owned by the Division of Historic Preservation and maintained by AOT, which closed it to pedestrian traffic in February 2012 following a routine two-year inspection that turned up dangerous rot, buckling, and other grave structural concerns. A major restoration, which included removal of the failed arch, was completed in the spring of 2017 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 23, 2017.

Bridge Officially Reopened July 23, 2017 July 24, 2017
West Virginia

 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