Bruce Park Driveway Bridge
The Bruce Park Driveway Bridge serves a dual purpose – supporting traffic traveling on Bruce Park Driveway between the ballfields, lawn bowling green, and bathroom building, and allowing water to flow from Indian Harbor into the north and south ponds of Bruce Park.
In 2013, the Bruce Park Driveway Bridge was inspected by Prime AE and found to be in serious condition based on deterioration of the superstructure. Due to its age and poor condition, this bridge was recommended to be replaced. The bridge was inspected again in 2018 and deterioration had progressed. Based on an analysis conducted by Prime AE, it was recommended that the bridge should be closed to vehicular traffic. In order to allow traffic during the summer months, a steel plate was installed to keep vehicle loads off of the bridge deck. The driveway is closed with gates during the winter months, as the steel plates may be slippery in freezing temperatures, and trucks needed to clear snow exceed loads currently allowed to pass over the bridge.
A replacement bridge has been designed by Cardinal Engineering Associates, a consultant hired by the Town of Greenwich.
Anticipated Project Timeline
To be determined. The project timeline is dependent on funding appropriation.
Build a Brand-New Bridge
The preliminary design proposes replacing the bridge with a concrete arch structure to maintain existing aesthetics.
Improve Pedestrian Safety
A new sidewalk is proposed on the south side of the bridge to connect the existing sidewalk on either side and provide a continuous walkway from the east side to the restroom building.
Gabriella M. Circosta Cohee, P.E., Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works (DPW) Chief Engineer and Project Manager
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 203-861-3151
A temporary traffic detour will be necessary during construction. The detour will be posted and will utilize Bruce Park Drive.
The estimated project cost is $2,000,000 and the anticipated construction funding source is 100% Town funded. The classification of roadway is not eligible for State or Federal funding.