Johnsonville Bridge Project Recognized as APWA Capital Branch Historical Restoration/Preservation Project of the Year

Friday, February 03, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 3— The Capital Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has recognized Erdman Anthony for its involvement with the historic Johnsonville Bridge (CR 111 over the Hoosic River) replacement project. Erdman Anthony is being honored for its design and construction support role in the project, which APWA Capital Branch recently selected at its annual awards banquet as the 2016 Project of the Year in the historical restoration/preservation (less than $5 million) category.

This $4.6 million Locally Administered Federal Aid Project involved the replacement of a 195-foot-long single-span steel-truss bridge over the Hoosic River in Pittstown, Rensselaer County. Built in 1891, the existing bridge was retained on-site due to its National Register eligibility. Additionally, a new vehicular bridge was constructed on the existing alignment with improved approach geometry.

Funding sources included the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), and Rensselaer County.

Erdman Anthony and Rensselaer County worked with NYSDOT and New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to determine that the existing structure would be rehabilitated and retained on-site, just downstream from its current location, as a pedestrian-only bridge. A new bridge was constructed adjacent to the pedestrian bridge on the existing alignment to accommodate all vehicular traffic and meet current design standards. The new structure is a two-span continuous-steel multigirder structure, with a center pier in the Hoosic River.

For over 60 years, Erdman Anthony has provided infrastructure engineering and support services to private industry and government clients. The firm employs over 250 people, including 70 professional engineers and licensed land surveyors, throughout its offices in Albany, Buffalo, and Rochester, New York; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; West Palm Beach, Florida; and Portland, Maine. The multidisciplinary firm has six core businesses of integrated engineering expertise: transportation engineering, geospatial services, civil engineering, construction services, facilities engineering and design services, and oil and gas services. Our quality management system is independently certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.