Local officials from the Department of Public Works joined residents, business owners, and commuters, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to re-open the new John Street Bridge after months of being closed off to construction.
The bridge was reconstructed over the East Byram River and has a clear span of 25 feet, two 12-foot travel lanes with two 2-foot shoulders providing a total width of 28 feet. Concrete parapets transition to a guide rail system provide greater traffic protection.
"Its really been a wonderful capital improvement," said Peter Tesei. "The bridge was deemed in poor condition in a bridge assessment survey and through the department of public works, we were able to get the financing for it and we're pleased to see it open today."
The replacement bridge project began on June 17 with design and construction oversight of Fuss and O'Neill. Approximately 500 feet of John Street was reconstructed in order to transition the new roadway profile and alignment with the existing roadway.
"It's critically important particularly here in Northwest Greenwich where there are fewer east west passageways to get across the town. This will certainly give people more convenience and of course at the end of the day a safe passage."
For additional information on the public works engineering division visit greenwichct.org.