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Project Description: Rehabilitation of the existing historic timber covered bridge in North Manchester, Indiana. The construction involved temporarily supporting the bridge while members of the timber trusses were removed and replaced or repaired.  The existing members had to be inspected to determine if they could be reused or if they needed to be replaced. Replaced members had to closely match the original look of the timber bridge for historic purposes. A new timber shake roof was placed, the siding repaired and repainted, and the bridge was re-leveled to its original appearance. At completion, the bridge reopened to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Steve Olsen of North Manchester Real Time Photography documented  the bridge’s rehabilitation in the following video.

Approximate Project Cost:  $724,000

Breadth of Services Provided:  Historic, Environmental Services, Utility Coordination, Bridge Inspection, Bridge Design, Right-of-Way Engineering, and Construction Inspection