North Hero-Grand Isle
Drawbridge Replacement

Client: North Hero-Grand Isle, VT
Collaborators: VTrans
Project Span: 2012-2023


The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has completed construction
on Bridge 8 on U.S. 2 between the towns of North Hero and Grand Isle, Vermont. This drawbridge is a historic twin-leaf bascule bridge and the only vehicular movable bridge in the State of Vermont. Construction began in June 2018 and was opened to traffic in the Fall of 2022. Construction activities and demolition of the temporary drawbridge will continue through 2023.

EIV continues to provide construction inspection, office engineering, and project outreach services. EIV staffers are responsible for providing ongoing assurance of safety compliance, monitoring the job site for adherence to specifications and plans, surveying, material volume estimates and daily reporting of activities.

EIV began providing project outreach services during the scoping phase of the project in 2012. We have held public informational meetings, developed and administered a project survey, created a project brand and website, and have been providing construction status updates to stakeholders on a weekly basis.