Vine Street Pedestrian Bridge Project

Project Title
  • Vine Street Pedestrian Bridge Project
  • Vermont Agency of Transportation, LTF Project Number: AREH (7)
Project Description
Replacement and upgrade to the aging pedestrian bridge that spans the North Branch of the Winooski River between Vine Street and Mechanic Street. Project consists of removal of the existing pedestrian bridge, with a provision for the City to salvage the two existing I-Beam main supporting members, and replacement of the bridge with a new galvanized prefabricated bridge. The new bridge will utilize a pony truss system, similar to the style of the existing bridge. The project will include the installation of new support footings behind the existing bridge abutments, relocation of overhead wires, new paved approaches, a new water main gate valve on Vine Street, and replacement of the bridge suspended municipal water main. The new bridge will be 10ft wide to accommodate bicycle traffic and provide for more efficient maintenance.
A straight view of the Vine Street Bridge
Special Project Note
Bridge to be closed during construction. Pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the Spring Street Bridge.

Existing Condition
The bridge is a simple span steel bridge constructed in the early 1970’s.

LTF Project Supervisor
  • Joel Perrigo
    Vermont Agency of Transportation
Project General Contractor
  • Renaud Brothers, Inc.
    Vernon, VT
Municipal Contact
  • Kurt Motyka, P.E.
    City of Montpelier
    Assistant Engineer
Project Resident Engineer
  • Kurt Motyka, P.E.
    City of Montpelier
    Assistant Engineer
Project Cost / Funding Split
Estimated Total Construction Cost: $166,000
  • 80% Federal
  • 0% State
  • 20% Local
Project Schedule
Starting Mid June, 2010

Contractor Mobilization
The schedule will be more clearly defined as we approach the start date, which may need to be modified depending on the amount of frost present and the bridge manufacturing schedule. Contractor mobilizations begins late May 2010.
A view underneath the Vine Street Bridge