H&H, the City of New Haven, and stakeholders celebrated the Grand Avenue Swing Bridge reopening on January 15th. Enduring bitter cold temperatures, a group gathered to celebrate and walk the rehabilitated bridge. The celebration was held days before the bridge reopened to traffic on January 18th.
The guests enjoyed hearing about the project from City Engineer Giovanni Zinn, who recounted the City’s goals, stating, “at the end of the day, we’re connecting communities.” The bridge had been closed since March 9th, 2020.
H&H provided preliminary and final design engineering and construction phase services to rehabilitate the bridge. Originally built in 1896, the bridge is a rim-bearing swing bridge, which carries traffic over the Quinnipiac River. This bridge rehabilitation project has extended the structure’s overall service life by 20 years and will significantly reduce the City’s annual maintenance costs.
Learn more: Grand Avenue Swing Bridge
New Haven Independent – Neighbors Reconnect On Reopened Bridge
WTNH News -New Haven’s Grand Avenue Bridge reopens to traffic after nearly 2 years
New Haven Register – New Haven’s Grand Avenue Bridge reopening early, under budget