About the Bridge
Final Update 2017, posted Dec. 21, 2017:
Construction on the project has wrapped up for the winter and construction signs have been covered. Work will resume on the project in March or April 2018, depending on weather conditions. .
The Vermont Agency of Transportation will replace the Middlesex US 2 (Bridge 55) over I-89 and the New England Central Railroad. Located about two miles east of the intersection of US 2 and VT 100B, the 660-foot, 35-foot wide, nine-span bridge is in poor condition. It will be replaced by a wider (40 feet) but shorter (512 feet) three-span bridge. The new bridge will be built east of the existing bridge.
Construction of the new bridge will be complex as it spans both an interstate highway and an active railroad. Building on a new location adjacent to the existing bridge will allow vehicular traffic to be maintained throughout construction.
The project schedule includes building the new bridge in the 2016 and 2017 construction seasons and removal of the existing structure in 2018.