Brooker Hollow Road over CP Railway

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Spectra was responsible for the preliminary and final design services for the replacement of the Brooker Hollow Road bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Town of Worcester. The bridge was completely closed due to its poor condition, and consequently this project became a fast-track project.

The preliminary and final bridge design services were conducted for the replacement of a five span concrete and steel truss bridge built in 1924. Bridge design included replacing the existing bridge with a single span pre-stressed concrete adjacent beam bridge, concrete precast and cast-in-place retaining walls, all of which were designed to provide the required clearance for current and future rail traffic. Spectra completed highway design including improvements to the vertical and horizontal alignments within the constraints of the existing infrastructure.

Spectra performed a topographic survey, foundation analysis, as well as provided coordination with the railroad for all their present and future needs.  Specifications and a cost estimate were provided.  Spectra provided three design concepts to the client in the preliminary design phase. Spectra provided construction administration and inspection services.

"A reconstructed Brooker Hollow Road Bridge will provide safe passage to school students, families, and individuals who rely on the span on a daily basis." - State Senator James L. Seward

Contractor: Tioga Construction Company