Bethel Bridge Replacement
Route 12, Bridge 38

Client: City of Bethel, VT
Project Span: 2019-2020


Located in Bethel, VT along Vermont Route 12, this $6.4M bridge project included replacing the existing bridge, constructed in 1928, with a new 364-foot-long bridge. The new bridge, which was completed in the Fall of 2020, was constructed just to the west of the existing bridge. Design features of the new bridge included a three-span weathering steel plate girder superstructure with two approach spans of 110 feet and a center span of 144 feet. An ornamental steel lattice treatment was attached to the outside of the standard two rail box beam for aesthetic purposes.

EIV provided Environmental Services and Public Outreach services for this two-year long project. Fulfilling the role as the Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) Specialist for the project, EIV staff inspected the project for compliance with the Individual Construction Stormwater permit, provided feedback on appropriate best management practices and coordinated with the State stormwater regulator.