CONCORD, Mass. – Service Bridge painting and repairs to the Knightville Dam in Huntington, Massachusetts, will be completed under the terms of a $295,000.00 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. 18, 2019. Once a notice to proceed is issued by the Corps of Engineers, work will be authorized to start. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019 and will extend over two months.
Work involves constructing a suspended scaffolding system and containment system for the service bridge; removing the existing paint system from all steel substructure elements and bearing points by an abrasive blasting technique; and applying a primer and two top coats of a coating system to the steel substructure elements and bearing points.
Work also includes tightening and/or moving back into place any loose cables on the underneath side of the deck; removing the existing paint and then repainting the expansion joint cover plates; removing and replacing the sealant at the contraction joints; removing paint that is on the gatehouse front door and frame; applying a primer and two top coats of a coating system on the outside of the gatehouse door and frame; and removing and replacing the chain link gate and gate support and hinge elements in place across the service road where it intersects the dam crest road.
The project will be managed by the Corps of Engineers under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.
Knightville Dam, on the Westfield River in Huntington, was constructed at a cost of $3.3 million. The 1,200-foot-long, 150-foot-high dam can impound a 49,000-acre-foot reservoir (equivalent to 15.8 billion gallons of water). Since its construction in 1941, it has prevented damages of $338 million. More than 41,000 visitors enjoy the variety of recreational pursuits available at Knightville, including picnicking, hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding and cross country skiing and snowmobiling in season. For up-to-date recreation information call (413) 667-3430 or visit the website at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Knightville-Dam/.
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