Hi-Lo Biddy Bridge

Putney, Vermont

Client: Town of Putney, Vermont


  • Bidding Administration
  • Construction Administration
  • Design
  • Evaluation
  • Inspection
  • Recommendations

Project Summary

Hoyle, Tanner was selected by the Town of Putney to provide design and construction phase services for the rehabilitation of this stone arch pedestrian bridge. The bridge, built in 1906, is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of 10 stone arches, constructed by a local mason, which is still in existence. Hoyle, Tanner provided engineering services that include evaluation of the bridge structure, analysis of the stone arch, and recommendations to rehabilitate usable dry-laid stone retaining walls. The project was designed to facilitate pedestrian and bicycle traffic from a nearby neighborhood to downtown Putney. This project is part of Putney’s historic revitalization plan and includes a river walk and sitting area.

Hoyle, Tanner provided bid phase and construction phase administrative services for this project.

This bridge is one of five (5) selected by Hoyle, Tanner for inclusion in a technical paper entitled “Load Rating Masonry Arch Bridges” that was presented at the 2003 International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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