Transit Projects

Guild Street Bridge - Franklin Line

Executive Summary:

Contract No. B92PS08 includes design/engineering services for the Guild Street Bridge that carries Franklin Commuter Rail Line service over Guild Street in Norwood, MA. HNTB Corporation was selected as the engineering firm responsible for design.

Project Scope:

The current bridge over Guild Street consists of a riveted steel thru-girder superstructure constructed in 1896 supported by granite block abutments. The existing structure is reaching the end of its useful life and is structurally obsolete due to fatigue rating. The project plans to replace the superstructure with a new steel thru-girder design while taking advantage of accelerated bridge techniques, this would include the possibility of replacing the superstructure over a weekend service outage. The existing granite block abutment is planned to be rehabilitated as part of this project including masonry re-pointing and cleaning. It is expected that impacts to the Franklin line will be contained to the weekend when the bridge superstructure is replaced.

Project Schedule (Anticipated):

Notice to Proceed (NTP) for construction - April 2016

Construction Substantial Completion - May 2017

View of Guild Street Bridge






 Project Update:

Bids were opened on February 2, 2016 and the apparent low bidder was Aetna Bridge Company at $3,951,500.00. Notice to Proceed (NTP) for construction is expected in April of 2016.