For Immediate Release
CHECKERED HOUSE BRIDGE WINS 2014 AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING (ACEC) VERMONT GRAND AWARD
Tallahassee, FL (June 27, 2014). The Checkered House Bridge Design- Build Project wins the 2014 American Council of Engineering (ACEC) Vermont Grand Award.
Built in 1929, the Checkered House Bridge, located in Richmond, Vermont, is a 350 ft.-long steel truss bridge placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. This bridge needed to be widened 12 ft., 6 in. to allow for two vehicles to safely cross the bridge simultaneously in opposite directions and to accommodate modern traffic loads.
This project is only the second design-build project undertaken by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and this rehabilitation widening project had to satisfy Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1996 and Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation requirements. Read more…