Rehabilitation of the Gold Star Bridge, New London/Groton
Rehabilitation of the Gold Star Bridge, New London/Groton, CT
Cardinal Engineering provided design services for the rehabilitation of the Gold Star Bridge. The Gold Star Bridge is the largest bridge in the State of Connecticut, with a length of 6,000 feet carrying five lanes of Interstate 95 traffic southbound over the Thames River. The bridge, which was constructed in 1973, consists of 13 welded steel multi-girder approach spans, six (6) girder-floor beam-stringer approach spans and 11 steel deck truss main spans. Each span supports a reinforced concrete deck with bituminous overlay.
The purpose of this rehabilitation project was to extend the life of the bridge approximately 15 to 25 years. The scope of services for this project also included developing construction plans for various structural defects.