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Corps of Engineers awards contract for repainting of service bridge at East Brimfield Dam in Sturbridge

Published April 27, 2016

CONCORD, Mass. Repainting and de-leading of the Service Bridge at East Brimfield Dam in Sturbridge, Mass., will be completed under the terms of a $150,500.00 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. Work will be accomplished by The Aulson Company, LLC of Methuen, Mass. The contract was awarded on April 15, 2016.


Work will consist of completely de-leading and painting of the following components of the bridge: superstructure, to include bearing points; expansion joint cover plate at junction of dam crest road and service bridge road; embedded angle joint at junction of service bridge road and intake tower; exterior doors at intake tower entrance and door frame (both inside and outside); and utility conduit that is attached to side of superstructure of bridge.   


The project will be managed by the Corps of Engineers and all work will be accomplished under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.


East Brimfield Lake dam on the Quinebaug River in Sturbridge was constructed at a cost of $7.1 million. The 520-foot-long, 55-foot-high dam can impound a 29,900-acre-foot reservoir, which is equivalent to 9.7 billion gallons of water. Since it was placed in operation in 1960, it has prevented damages of $132.2 million. The reservoir area offers fine recreational opportunities, including swimming, picnicking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, boating, and nature study, and attracts more than 124,000 visitors annually.


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Tim Dugan

Release no. 2016-035