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Bridge Restoration


Morehouse Drive Bridge was in poor condition needing repairs to the bridge abutments and piers and replacement of the deteriorated concrete. Photo on right after rehabilitation.

Funding became available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to complete a nine mile safety and enhancement project in the towns of Fairfield and Trumbull. As part of the project 13 bridges were rehabilitated. The Conservancy worked with the Connecticut Department of Transportation to ensure a successful restoration, as the bridges are a significant achievement in public architecture.

The Conservancy received a grant from Newman’s Own to provide professional bridge restoration expertise. Our involvement began three years ago with the review of the plans to repair and clean each of the bridges by our historic bridge engineer. Throughout the project we have met onsite to monitor the repairs to make certain the unique features of each bridge were preserved.

Park Avenue Bridge Cleaning.

MPC is working with ConnDOT on the next group of bridges to be repaired and restored in Stamford and New Canaan in the spring of 2013.

ConnDOT is planning to rehabilitate the Lake Avenue Bridge in Greenwich, including repainting of the structural and decorative steel elements. The Conservancy initiated a selective paint color investigation to restore the decorative elements to the original colors. Findings were presented to ConnDOT for inclusion into the project.

Current Condition of Lake Avenue

Proposed Paint Colors Based on Color Investigation

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