The pedestrian bridge located behind Casey Community Center will be removed and replaced with new structure, according to the City of Gaithersburg. During routine inspection of small span & pedestrian bridges throughout the City, a consultant noted safety concerns due to severe section loss at the bearing end locations of both steel beams on the pedestrian bridge behind Casey Community Center. The bridge was temporarily closed for safety reasons and a consultant was hired to do design for repair/replacement of the structure. The existing deck, railing, steel beams, and concrete foundations will be removed & replaced with a new structure.
The construction contractor, Brawner Builders, Inc., plans to mobilize and begin site preparation work on or about October 20, 2022. The work plan allows for approximately six weeks of site preparation, dependent upon weather conditions. This work will consist of placing perimeter sediment and erosion controls, work area fencing, the demolition and removal of the existing bridge and abutments, and the installation and curing of new concrete abutments. The fabrication of the new pre-engineered twin galvanized steel girder pedestrian bridge with galvanized steel decking, railing, and handrails will occur simultaneously with the site work. The placement of the new pre-engineered twin galvanized steel girder pedestrian bridge with galvanized steel decking, railing, and handrails is anticipated to occur in late December, weather permitting.