Emergency Replacement of Laurel Avenue Bridge

The Major General Nathanael Greene Memorial Bridge on Laurel Avenue was built in 1900 and reconstructed in the 1980s with a new superstructure. The original substructure sustained significant damage during a historic flood event, was deemed unsafe for passage, and closed.

Having created a substantial impact on the community, RIDOT recognized the urgency of the replacement and sought an emergency solution to restore the connection. The project was quickly put out for bid under Rhode Island’s first-ever design-build contract. CHA, in collaboration with a well-respected construction firm, Cardi Corporation, proposed the use of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques to get the job done quickly without sacrificing quality. The design team was selected to perform the work in September 2011 and delivered final design documents including permits in March of 2012 for the beginning of the construction season. The bridge was opened to traffic in October 2012.

Project Services:
  • Bridge Design
  • Highway Design
  • Surveying
  • Water Resources
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)
  • Alternative Delivery
  • Design-Build Procurement
  • Accelerated Schedule Delivery
  • Scour Mitigation