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Work scheduled to start in mid-November: Corps of Engineers awards $8.5 million contract for work on the Cape Cod Canal highway bridges

Published Oct. 17, 2011

CONCORD, Mass. Work on the Cape Cod Canal highway bridges in Buzzards Bay, Mass., will be completed under the terms of a $8,549,000 contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.


The work on the Sagamore and Bourne bridges will be accomplished by Aetna Bridge Company, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The project will take about 12 months to complete and is scheduled to start in mid-November 2011.


The project involves the removal and replacement of structural steel secondary members, the strengthening of existing structural steel members, the replacement of structural fasteners, the removal of selected existing welds, and the strengthening of selected gusset plates.


The work will be located above the deck, and below the deck of the two bridges that cross the Cape Cod Canal. Work can proceed while traffic uses the bridges, but traffic control during selected times will be needed. Any changes or impacts to traffic using the bridges will be published by the Corps when a schedule is developed and the information will be available on the Corps’ Cape Cod Canal webpage under Bridge Alerts at:  http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/recreati/ccc/news/bridgealerts.htm.


The project will be managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. All work will be accomplished under the supervision of a Corps of Engineers Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.


For more information about Corps of Engineers’ New England District contract solicitations for work, bid results or contract awards go to the website at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Business/Contracting/.

Tim Dugan

Release no. 2011-095