CONCORD, Mass. – Painting of the spillway bridge at the Townshend Dam in Townshend, Vermont, will be completed under the terms of a $480,200.00 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.
Work will be accomplished by P.S. Bruckel, Inc. of Avon, New York. The contract was awarded on Sept. 24, 2018. Once a notice to proceed is issued construction will be authorized to start. Construction is scheduled to extend over a one-month period and occurring in the fall of 2018.
The work consists of construction of an access system to allow for access to the bridge substructure; preparation of steel surfaces by solvent cleaning and abrasive blasting; application of base and top coats of paint; replacing several nuts and bolts; application of sealant to the concrete approach slab on both approaches; replacing the damaged guardrail support posts, concrete and guardrail on the south side of the east end of the bridge, where it joins Highway 30; and installing grout around west bearing pad.
The Townshend Dam reservoir area offers many recreational opportunities, including swimming, picnicking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, boating and nature study and annually attracts nearly 81,000 visitors. For more information visit the website at www.nae.usace.army.mil/missions/recreation/townshendlake.aspx.
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Release no. 18-095