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Category 5 - Historic Preservation

Merit Award

Photo: Bardwell's Ferry Bridge


Bardwell's Ferry Bridge

Conway and Shelburne, Massachusetts


Designer:  STV/Seelye Stevenson Value & Knecht
Contractors:  Koch Construction, Greenfield

Constructed in 1882, this is one of the oldest and longest span lenticular truss bridges remaining in the United States. When rehabilitation was planned, it was discovered that substantial repairs were needed. Discreet reinforcement of deteriorated truss members and floor beams, replacement of only those elements which could not be repaired, and repainting the superstructure in an historically appropriate deep red color were just a few of the sensitive treatments this bridge received.

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