Post Content

Phillipston Heavy ACEC Award The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) this week honored MassDOT’s Phillipston Heavy Lift Bridge Project with a Gold Award for Design Excellence.

The Phillipston Heavy Lift project is part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program, which is creating jobs and improving the Commonwealth’s infrastructure.

The design/build team for the project included SPS of Salisbury and TranSystems of Boston.

As the first ‘Heavy Lift’ bridge construction project in Massachusetts, this award-winning project has been a major milestone for MassDOT.  It represents MassDOT’s focus on customer service— the project was designed and constructed to provide a bridge replacement with the least possible construction-related congestion. To accomplish this, the project team constructed the replacement bridge next to the old bridge, allowing traffic to flow on and underneath the bridge during nearly all of the construction.

Once the replacement bridge was ready, crews lifted it with special transporters called SPMTS, drove it the short distance along Route 2A, and lowered it into place. The bridge replacement took only one construction season.  The bridge move was completed ahead of schedule— in just 121 hours.  You can view the move below.

 

Written By:

Recent Posts

Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update posted on Aug 21

Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update

MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM   …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update

Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20

Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase

Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase

Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19

Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final   …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule