Davis Avenue Bridge
Davis Avenue Bridge Officially Reopened On Schedule To Vehicular Traffic
On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, the Davis Avenue Bridge officially reopened to vehicular traffic on schedule and aligned with the new school year for Greenwich Public Schools. It is anticipated that there will be another closure for a few brief days this September in order to install the waterproof membrane, a necessary element of all new bridges. Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works will announce these road closure dates in the near future. The Davis Avenue Bridge is projected to be completely finished by the Spring of 2022. Project completion is dependent on weather and any unforeseen complications.
Due to being built in 1934 and deteriorating over time, it has become critical to replace the Davis Avenue Bridge. Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works devised this project in response to inspectors labeling the bridge as “functionally obsolete” and a load rating change (from 34 tons to 25 tons) by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. As part of the official Connecticut Department of Transportation diversion route for I-95, the Davis Avenue Bridge carries between 4,000 and 6,000 vehicles per day. The bridge serves three purposes – supporting traffic traveling on Davis Avenue, retaining water in the Davis Mill Pond, and allowing water to flow into Indian Harbor. Throughout this project, construction crews have been working six days a week.
Construction plans were prepared by Alfred Benesch & Company, of Glastonbury, CT and the contractor for this project is A. Vitti Excavators, LLC of Stamford, CT. Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works Senior Civil Engineer, Jason Kaufman, is the project manager for the Davis Avenue Bridge replacement project.
Key Project Points:
Anticipated Project Timeline
- CTDOT provided additional analysis on the bridge structure and recommended reducing the posted load rating from 34 tons to 25 tons – 2019
- 2nd Public Information Meeting – Fall 2019
- Design / Permit Completion – Spring 2020
- Start of Phase 1 Construction – Fall 2020
- Includes connection of existing sidewalk network to utility/pedestrian bridge built by Eversource*
- Start of Phase 2 Construction – Spring 2021
- Includes bridge replacement
- Road Closure / Detour – May 2021 to September 2021
- Precast, prestressed deck units were installed – August 2, 2021
- Davis Avenue Bridge Reopened – August 31, 2021
- End of Construction – Spring 2022
*Eversource Utility / Pedestrian Bridge construction completed Fall 2020
Contact: Jason M Kaufman, PE., Senior Civil Engineer
DPW – Engineering Division