Wanzer Brook Bridge

Fairfield, Vermont

Owner

Vermont Agency of Transportation

Engineer

McFarland Johnson

Concord, New Hampshire

Contractor

AL Saint Onge

Montgomery, Vermont

Year

2013/2014

Span

35′

Rise

7′

Width

38′

Skew

20º

Arches

9 Fiber Glass Tubes, 4′ 8″ spacing, 12″ diameter

Headwall

Mechanically stabilized Earth retaining wall with inextensible reinforcement straps and pultruded FRP facing panels

Highlights

  • Built under the Accelerated Bridge Program
  • Required 22 crew hours from start to finish
  • No impact on the stream
  • No heavy machinery needed
  • No maintenance to date. 
"VTrans found that the stated benefits of the BiaB system have a sound basis. The bridge system was able to be constructed rapidly with ease and simplicity."
George W. Colgrove III
Vermont Agency of Transportation, Research Administrator