Norwottuck Trail Pedestrian Bridge

Amherst, MA

Market: Bridge

Client

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Completion

2012
Norwottuck Trail Pedestrian Bridge Amherst
Norwottuck Trail Pedestrian Bridge Amherst
Norwottuck Trail Pedestrian Bridge Amherst

Constructed in the late 1800s, the Norwottuck Trail Pedestrian Bridge carries the recreational bicycle and walking path over Snell Street.  The steel through-girder structure was corroded and the east girder had a large hole.  Additionally, the restricted vertical clearance of the former railroad bridge contributed to a truck striking and damaging the bridge.  SGH investigated the bridge’s condition and designed a replacement structure.