Bethel Route 12 Bridge Replacement

Client: Town 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 has been 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. Public Outreach services entailed the creation of a stakeholder list including emergency services, several local municipalities, public transit, schools and businesses within the surrounding project area. EIV staff maintained regular lines of communication with VTrans staff in order to ensure the release of accurate and timely project information.