Route 5 bridge heading into Guilford, VT

The new bridge is OPEN!!!

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About the Bridge


Vermont's Accelerated Bridge Program

By reducing the time it takes to construct a new bridge, the Vermont Agency of Transportation has been able to save money spent on design, utility and Right-of-Way impacts and road closures. It also minimizes disruption to travelers and commerce.

The Accelerated Bridge Program encourages early and continued public engagement, streamlining design and plan preparation while exploring innovative contracting and construction techniques.

The US Route 5 Bridge over Broad Brook in the Village of Algiers, Guilford, was replaced by the Vermont Agency of Transportation in 2017.

Built in 1925, the 53-foot single-span concrete bridge is in deteriorated condition and did not meet current design standards. An engineering study completed in 2013 recommended full replacement, using Accelerated Bridge Construction methods, which resulted in a 4-week closure during the summer of 2017.

The new bridge is nine feet wider, including a new sidewalk, and about 30 feet longer. Route 5 has been re-aligned on the south side and its opening to Broad Brook widened to improve hydraulics.