News : Two CHA Projects Win at the 2014 ACEC Vermont Section Engineering Excellence Award Competition

February 27, 2014

The Checkered House Bridge project won the Grand Award in the Transportation category for 2014. The Checkered House Bridge was originally constructed after the epic 1927 flood and it is one of only three Pennsylvania trusses still remaining in Vermont. Unfortunately, this bridge was structurally deficient and needed to be rehabilitated to accommodate modern transportation loads and widened to allow safe passage of vehicles. CHA widened the bridge by 12.6 feet and increased the load the bridge can hold.

Bartonsville Covered Bridge design won a Merit Award in the Transportation category. The Bartonsville Covered Bridge is an important symbol of history to the community in which it stands. In 2011, the original bridge was destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene. When it came to redesigning the bridge, CHA exceeded expectations, keeping the historical look while upgrading the structure to hold modern day vehicles.