FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2012
FINLEY Provides Innovative Bridge Design and Construction Engineering To Widen An 83 Year-Old Steel Truss Bridge
Tallahassee, FL (August 7, 2012). The Vermont Department of Transportation retained the design-build team of Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors, Inc., CHA, Inc. (CHA) and Finley Engineering Group, Inc. (FINLEY) to widen the 83 year-old, 350-ft. long Checkered House Bridge on Route 2 in Richmond, Vermont.
After months of preparation, the Checkered House Bridge was literally rolled it out an additional 12 feet 6 inches to the north with the bridge construction engineering technical support from FINLEY and CHA. The side-launching was completed in 1.5 days, achieving a launching rate of 2 feet per hour.
“Widening a bridge of this age, type and size was technically challenging because we needed to consider construction engineering during the design phase” said Jerry M. Pfuntner, P.E., FINLEY Project Manager. Read more…