The local highway department needed to bring a bridge up to code without removing its historic character, which was prized by the community.
The project team came up with a design that combined the historic bridge with a modern bridge. The original truss section of the bridge, the visible portion that the community wanted preserved, was set on top of a new concrete structure capable of carrying modern loads.
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Dodd Ford Bridge Rehabilitation
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