BETA provided preliminary and final design services to the City of Waterbury for this bridge rehabilitation project funded under the Connecticut Local Bridge Program. The project involved the deck replacement and rehabilitation of the existing single span steel multi-girder bridge carrying Sharon Road over the Mad River Design. As part of this project, BETA provided field survey, bridge inspection, material sampling and testing, preliminary design, permitting, maintenance and protection of traffic, final design services, and full-time resident observation services.
One key issue for this project was the establishment of the tasks needed to rehabilitate the bridge. This was based upon a structural evaluation of the existing bridge superstructure to determine the extent of deficiencies. The evaluation included taking deck core samples for testing to determine the quality of the concrete and the extent of chloride infiltration. Based upon the results of the investigation and testing, a comprehensive
rehabilitation plan was presented and approved by the City. Another key issue was to properly stage the construction such that two-way vehicular and pedestrian traffic was maintained at all times.