August Trail Talk

August Trail Talk

SunflowersThere is a Trail Talk for the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Project scheduled this morning Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8 am.

Monthly Trail Talks are hosted by the PCL+FIGG Team, to discuss the progress of the bridge project. Interested participants should meet the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail Marina Trailhead on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 8 a.m. and the talk will begin at 8:15 a.m. Participants will walk the trail to the I-91 bridge site, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
The bridge project’s website  features up-to-date information about the project, construction photos, and live traffic cameras. If you would like additional information, or would like to be added to the email distribution list for all project updates, please contact Cindy Cook, Public Relations Officer, Adamant Accord, Inc. ccook@adamantaccord.com.

Riverstone Preserve Steps

Riverstone Preserve Steps

If you’re out on the trail this gorgeous sunny summer morning for the monthly I-91 Bridge Project Trail Talk, why not continue on to see the beautiful stone steps created earlier this summer by the VYCC crew.

Thanks again to the crew from the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) for their hard work building the new steps at the Riverstone Preserve on the lower section of the West River Trail. Beautiful work! Thanks to Alex Wilson for the photos of the steps and to Jason Cooper for the crew photo.

July Trail Talk

July Trail Talk

West River Trail Autumn 2014Check out the progress on the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Project! The next monthly Trail Talk is this Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 8:15 am. Meet up at the West River Trail Marina Trailhead at 8 am, and walk the trail to the construction site with the PCL+FIGG Team.

The trail talk will be led by Caleb Linn, Project Manager for PCL (lead contractor) and William Johnson, Senior Quality Engineer for FIGG (bridge designer).

The I-91 bridge project website features up-to-date information about the project, construction photos, and live traffic cameras. If you would like additional information, or would like to be added to the email distribution list for all project updates, please contact Cindy Cook, Public Relations Officer, Adamant Accord, Inc. at ccook@adamantaccord.com.

Bridge Project Trail Talk

Bridge Project Trail Talk

wrt brattleboro i-91 bridgeCurious about the new I-91 bridge? Join the monthly Trail Talk this Saturday, June 13, 2015. Meet up with the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail Marina Trailhead at 8 am and walk the trail to the I-91 bridge site. The talk will begin at 8:15 am.

The project’s website features up-to-date information about the bridge, construction photos, and live traffic cameras. The trail talk will be led by Caleb Linn, Project Manager for PCL (lead contractor) and William Johnson, Senior Quality Engineer for FIGG (bridge designer).

I-91Bridge Trail Talk

I-91Bridge Trail Talk

VT I-91 bridge The PCL+FIGG Team will conduct the next on-site Trail Talk on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Interested participants should meet the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail Marina trailhead on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 8 am and the talk will begin at 8:15 am Participants will walk the trail to the I-91 bridge site, appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended.  The trail talk will be led by Caleb Linn, Project Manager for PCL (lead contractor) and William Johnson, Senior Quality Engineer for
FIGG (bridge designer).

The project’s website features up-to-date information about the project, construction photos, and live traffic cameras. If you would like additional information, or would like to be added to the email distribution list for all project updates, please contact Cindy Cook, Public Relations Officer, Adamant Accord, Inc. ccook@adamantaccord.com.

January Trail Talk CANCELLED

January Trail Talk CANCELLED

west river trail marina trailheadPLEASE NOTE! The Trail Talk scheduled for January 10th has been CANCELLED due to weather.
The next Trail Talk will be held in February. The Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project website features up-to-date information about the project, construction photos, and live traffic cameras. If you would like additional information, or would like to be added to the email distribution list for all project updates, please contact Cindy Cook, Public Relations Officer, Adamant Accord, Inc. at ccook@adamantaccord.com.

Brrrr! Bundle up if you go out on the trail!

Trail Talk Today!

Trail Talk Today!

west river trailThe PCL+FIGG Team will conduct the next on-site Trail Talk for the Public on Saturday, December 13, 2014. There has been a lot of progress at the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge project site, which will be shared with attendees. The talk will originate at the West River Trail near the marina. The trail talk will be led by Caleb Linn, Project Manager for PCL (lead contractor) and Garrett Hoffman, Design Manager for FIGG (bridge designer). Interested participants should meet the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail trailhead on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 8 a.m. and the talk will begin at 8:15 a.m. Participants will walk the trail to the I-91 bridge site, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. The project’s website features up-to-date information about the project, construction photos, and live traffic cameras. If you would like additional information, or would like to be added to the email distribution list for all project updates, please contact Cindy Cook, Public Relations Officer, Adamant Accord, Inc. at ccook@adamantaccord.com.

I-91 Bridge Construction Trail Talks

I-91 Bridge Construction Trail Talks

wrt brattleboro i-91 bridgeA beautiful day for a Trail Talk! The public is invited to monthly Trail Talks to be held for the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Project. Trail Talks originate at the West River Trail near the marina. The monthly trail talks are sponsored by the PCL+FIGG Construction Team. If you missed this one and are interested in following the progress at the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge, the project’s website features up-to-date information about the project, construction photos, live traffic cameras and info about the next scheduled Trail Talk. If you would like additional information, or would like to be added to the email distribution list for all project updates, please contact Cindy Cook, Public Relations Officer, Adamant Accord, Inc. at ccook@adamantaccord.com. See you on the trail!

Bridge Trail Talk

Bridge Trail Talk

West River TrailInterested is finding out more about the new I-91 bridge spanning the West River? Join the PCL+FIGG Team for the next on-site Trail Talk on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8 am. Interested participants should meet the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail Marina trailhead on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 8 am. The talk will begin at 8:15 am. Participants will walk the trail to the I-91 bridge site, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

The Trail Talk will be led by Caleb Linn, Project Manager for PCL (lead contractor), and Garrett Hoffman, Design Manager for FIGG (bridge designer).

Directions to the Marina Trailhead
From the north: Roundabout at Exit 3: Go south 1.3 mi. on Putney Rd (Rte. 5) and make a hard right onto Spring Tree Rd (just before the bridge over the West River). Turn left, then right, and go 0.3 mi. to the trailhead at the end of the road.

From the south: Downtown Brattleboro (Main and High St): Go north on Main St, which becomes Putney Rd, for 1.0 mi. and bear left onto Spring Tree Rd (just past the bridge over the West River). Turn left, then right, and go 0.3. mi to the trailhead at the end of the road.

If you are using GPS, enter the PCL+FIGG office address at 41 Spring Tree Road, Brattleboro Vermont 05301, drive past the office, and follow Spring Tree Road out as far as you can go, keeping the West River on your left. Parking will be on your right.
Map available at https://westrivertrail.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/trailmap_11x17-2012.pdf

The project’s website features up-to-date information about the project, construction photos, and live traffic cameras. If you would like additional information, or would like to be added to the email distribution list for all project updates, please contact Cindy Cook, Public Relations Officer, Adamant Accord, Inc. at ccook@adamantaccord.com.

THE I-91 BRATTLEBORO BRIDGE
The I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Improvements Project located in Brattleboro, Vermont includes the replacement of four bridges with two new bridges (Bridges 8 & 9). Bridge 8 will carry the northbound and southbound lanes of I-91 over Upper Dummerston Road using NEXT Beams. Bridge 9 will be a new 3-span, 1,036-foot arching concrete bridge over the West River built utilizing balanced cantilever construction. Standing 100 feet above the scenic valley, the 515-foot main span forms an open gateway anchored by curving, cathedral piers. This postcard worthy bridge will feature viewing platforms for pedestrians, hikers and visitors at the base of each pier overlooking the West River and mountainous valley. True to its theme “A Bridge to Nature,” every detail of the uniquely-shaped superstructure, piers, viewing platforms, and the railings will be complementary of the natural landscape. The concrete cantilever construction process offers minimum impact when crossing busy Vermont Route 30, the West River, and popular West River Trail. Construction of the $60 million project began in the fall of 2013 and the new structures will be open to traffic by late 2015.