Bridge Rehabilitation Route 128 over the Annisquam River – Gloucester

Gloucester, MA
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Project Overview

Project Overview:

This project involved the removal and replacement of the wearing surface of the bridge deck along with rehabilitation of the superstructure and portions of the substructure on Bridge No. G-05-017 carrying Route 128 over the Annisquam River in Gloucester. The project also included replacement of the sidewalks, significant structural repairs, and painting portions of the superstructure. A new wearing surface was placed on the bridge along with a new median barrier. The existing bridge railing was refurbished and a suicide deterrent safety screen was erected along the sidewalk.  The project also included complete stone masonry restoration on two main span piers.

Key Challenges Overcome:

Multi-level platform/containment system installed, maintained, refurbished and removed to facilitate deleading, painting and steel repairs. Access on main span over Annisquam River were mitigated with suspended platforms and barge mounted equipment.

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Interesting Facts / Figures

  1. Piatt Andrew was an American economist and politician who served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, the founder and director of the American Ambulance Field Service during World War I, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He moved to Gloucester and was an instructor of economics at Harvard University from 1900 to 1909.