Hugenot Road Bridge Improvements and Maintenance
The Town of Oxford owns and maintains a beautiful stone masonry arch bridge structure along Huguenot Road that crosses the Lowes Brook. The town was interested in improving the safety guardrail, renovations to the masonry walls, strengthening the main arch, stormwater improvements, and making provisions for a future waterline crossing.
Weston & Sampson prepared the final design plans and technical specifications based on MassDOT Standard Specifications using the front end and general conditions supplied by Town of Oxford. Weston & Sampson worked closely with the town to successfully permit the project and worked with town agencies to grant approval for the project. The work included topographic field surveys, data collection, site investigations, structural bridge engineering, highway guardrail, and curbing. To assist in the permitting, Weston & Sampson performed wetland delineation and filled-out permit forms and applications for a Notice of Intent to Oxford Conservation Commission; Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Coordination with DEP; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Programmatic General Permit; Historical Commission and Water Quality Certification to assist the town with local agencies.
During an 8-week construction period, Weston & Sampson engineers provided service that included the review of shop drawings, response to RFIs, review of contractor change order requests, contractor’s construction schedule, attendance at progress meetings, inspections of steel reinforcement, and observation of concrete placement. Upon completion of the work, Weston & Sampson performed one final inspection and created a set of Record Drawings that show the final conditions of the bridge.