Good news form the Greenwich Dept of Public Works!
The Davis Avenue Bridge located in Bruce Park is on schedule to reopen September 1 and is projected to be completely finished by Spring of 2022.
A major component of this project – setting the precast, prestressed deck units onto the new abutments – was installed and completed on August 2. The bridge re-opening and project completion is dependent on weather and any unforeseen complications.
Due to being built in 1934 and deteriorating over time, it has become critical to replace the Davis Avenue Bridge. Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works devised this project in response to inspectors labelling the bridge as “functionally obsolete” and a load rating change (from 34 tons to 25 tons) by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. As part of the official Connecticut Aerial image of construction crane placing the precast, prestressed deck units onto the new
abutments for the replaced Davis Avenue Bridge on August 2, 2021.
Department of Transportatio8n diversion route for I-95, the Davis Avenue Bridge carries between 4,000 and 6,000 vehicles per day. The bridge serves three purposes – supporting traffic traveling on Davis Avenue, retaining water in the Davis Mill Pond and allowing water to flow into Indian Harbor.
Throughout this project construction crews have been working six days a week. Project Improvement Features:
• Correct existing structural and functional deficiencies of the bridge.
• Improve multimodal traffic flow and safety at bridge crossing.
• Wider driving lanes and shoulders.
• Five-foot-long road shoulders which will make the bridge easier for bicyclists to use.
• Brand-new pedestrian bridge.
• New curbing and sidewalk near the bridge.
• Additional drainage to improve run-off.
• Elimination of the bridge’s middle pier to reduce likelihood of clogged debris and flooding.
• Construction of a fish ladder which gives migrating fish a detour route to swim upstream.
• New pavement and repaved markings on portions of Davis Avenue near the bridge.
• Utilities better hidden from public view
Construction plans were prepared by Alfred Benesch & Company, of Glastonbury, and the contractor for this project is A. Vitti Excavators, LLC of Stamford. Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works Senior Civil Engineer, Jason Kaufman, is the project manager for the Davis Avenue Bridge replacement project.
The Department of Public Works is committed to providing a variety of services that are of vital importance to the town and residents of Greenwich, CT. This includes but is not limited to highway/roadway maintenance, sewer upkeep, stormwater management, waste disposal and recycling, building inspection and the improvement of public infrastructure.