About the Bridge
Vermont's Accelerated Bridge Program
Since starting this program in 2012 to expedite project delivery speed using efficient and innovative methods, the Vermont Agency of Transportation has rebuilt 28 bridges.
By reducing the time it takes to construct a new bridge, VTrans 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, will be replaced by the Vermont Agency of Transportation in 2017.
Built in 1925, the 53-foot single-span concrete bridge is in deteriorated condition and does not meet current design standards. An engineering study completed in 2013 recommended full replacement, using Accelerated Bridge Construction methods, which will result in a 4-week closure during the summer of 2017.
The new bridge will be nine feet wider and about 30 feet longer. Route 5 will be re-aligned on the south side and its opening to Broad Brook widened to improve hydraulics.