Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, Connecticut

SEGMENTS, FALL 2009, VOL. 54

On July 31, 2009, the joint venture of Walsh Construction Company and PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. was awarded a $417 million contract to build the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (Figs. 8 and 9) on Interstate 95 in New Haven, Connecticut. The existing six-lane steel plate girder bridge, known locally as the ‘Q-Bridge’ because it spans the Quinnipiac River, is being replaced by a 10-lane, 1,013' extradosed structure.

Walsh/PCL submitted the low bid, electing to construct the cast-in-place segmental box alternate. The finished structure will have six 144' tall towers and three planes of stay cables. In addition to the main span structure, the scope of work includes over 3,500' of approach structure, as well as demolition of the existing bridge. Construction is expected to begin in December 2009 and will be complete by the summer of 2015.

Project Details

State:

Connecticut
 

Designer:

 

Owner:

Connecticut Department of Transportation
 

Contractor:

Walsh-PCL Civil Constructors, Inc.(Joint Venture)
 

Construction Engineer:

 

Construction Engineering Inspection:

H.W. Lochner / FIGG
 

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