Historic Bridge Programmatic Agreement

PROGRAM BRIDGE DOCUMENTS

Program Agreement and Historic Bridge Program Document
July 7, 1998

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PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT AMONG THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION, THE VERMONT AGENCY OF TRANSPORTATION, THE VERMONT STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER, THE VERMONT AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCES, AND THE VERMONT AGENCY OF COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF A PROGRAM FOR PROJECTS INVOLVING HISTORIC BRIDGES

July 7, 1998

WHEREAS, Vermont’s historic bridges are resources of distinct value to the state, providing economic, aesthetic, educational, and transportation benefits that justify the preservation of meaningful collections of these bridges; and

WHEREAS, in order to preserve these historic bridges, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Vermont Agency of Transportation (VAOT), the Vermont State Historic Preservation Officer (VSHPO), the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (VANR) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development desire to implement the Vermont Historic Bridge Program attached hereto as Appendix A, and to employ available state and federal funds in such a manner that the maximum benefit possible accrues to the people of Vermont as a whole; and

WHEREAS, FHWA, VAOT, and VSHPO have conducted a survey of the state's historic metal truss, masonry arch, and concrete arch bridges, have developed a comprehensive study of the state's historic metal truss bridges, and have reached an agreement regarding preservation alternatives for these truss bridges, which agreement is titled Historic Metal Truss Bridge Preservation Plan and is attached hereto as Appendix B; and

WHEREAS, FHWA, VAOT, and VSHPO have conducted a comprehensive study of the state’s covered bridges, have listed these bridges on the National Register of Historic Places, and will be developing an Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Plan; and

WHEREAS, FHWA and VAOT have provided funding through the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) for a book about Vermont’s historic highway bridges; and

WHEREAS, FHWA and VAOT have determined that the Vermont Historic Bridge Program will have an effect upon properties included in or-eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places, and have consulted with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (Council) and VSHPO pursuant to Section 800.13 of the regulations (36 CFR Part 800.) implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470f);

NOW, THEREFORE, FHWA, the Council, VAOT, VSHPO, and VANR agree that the Program shall be administered in accordance with the stipulations contained in this Programmatic Agreement (this Agreement) to satisfy FHWA's responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.

Stipulations

FHWA and VAOT will ensure that the following measures and programs will be carried out:

1. Vermont Historic Bridge Program. Execution of this Agreement hereby establishes the Vermont Historic Bridge Program (the Program). FHWA and VAOT will implement the Program and its various components as described on the attached Appendix A, and sponsor any legislation, state or federal, necessary to establish the Program and its several parts.

2. Historic Bridge Preservation Plans. FHWA and VAOT will undertake to complete historic bridge preservation plans, to be developed according to bridge type in consultation with VSHPO and to be complete upon execution by FHWA, VAOT and VSHPO. These plans will be similar to the Historic Metal Truss Bridge Preservation Plan attached hereto as Appendix B and will be developed for Covered Bridges, Masonry Arch Bridges, and Concrete Arch Bridges. Data necessary to establish a preservation plan for the state's covered bridges is currently available, and FHWA and VAOT will undertake to complete that plan within twenty-four months from the date this agreement is executed.

3. Eligibility of Bridges for the Vermont Historic Bridge Program. All historic bridges eligible for, or listed on, the National Register of Historic Places and identified by an historic bridge preservation plan are automatically eligible for inclusion in the Program. VAOT will prepare nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for all bridges ultimately placed in the Program and not already listed on the National Register.

4. Enrollment of State-Owned Bridges in the Vermont Historic Bridge Program. As each historic bridge preservation plan is completed, VAOT will enroll all state-owned bridges identified in said plan into the Program. Enrollment will occur automatically upon execution of the historic bridge preservation plan.

5. Enrollment of Town-Owned Historic Bridges in the Vermont Historic Bridge Program. As each historic bridge preservation plan is completed, VAOT and VSHPO will jointly undertake to persuade towns to enroll all - town-owned bridges identified in said plan into the Program. Enrollment will occur when the governing bodies of any towns, cities, or villages execute a document titled "Vermont Historic Bridge Program Participation Agreement" and convey an easement document titled "Historic Bridge Preservation Easement" to VAOT. Sample copies of both documents are attached hereto as Appendices C and D.

All parties to this document agree that the preservation alternatives identified by the Historic Metal Truss Bridge Preservation Plan, or by any other historic bridge preservation plans established pursuant to Paragraph 2 herein, are feasible and prudent in terms of structural capacity, geometric dimension, and cost as of the date of this agreement. If any changes in circumstances cause any party to this agreement or any bridge owner to question the feasibility or prudence of these preservation alternatives, the parties shall resolve that question according to the procedures described in Paragraph 10 herein.

For its part, VSHPO recognizes that the ability of FHWA and VAOT to dictate the preservation of town-owned historic bridges is limited to:

(a). Withholding federal funding for the replacement of historic bridges when rehabilitation for continued highway use, limited or otherwise, is a feasible and prudent alternative.

(b). Actively soliciting historic bridge participation agreements and bridge preservation easements from all towns, cities and villages owning historic bridges that are eligible for inclusion in the Program;

(c). Funding all rehabilitation costs for historic bridges owned by towns that have executed historic bridge participation agreements and historic bridge preservation easements.

(d) Developing financial incentives for maintenance of historic bridges owned by towns that have executed historic bridge program participation agreements and historic bridge preservation easements, and sponsoring legislation required to implement these financial incentives.

(e) Developing with VSHPO, in mutual collaboration and responsibility for the product and its results, an education program for town officials, regional planning commissions, government employees, and the public regarding the importance of historic bridges and the need for appropriate and consistent maintenance.

(f) Sponsoring legislation required to implement the Program, specifically authorizing VAOT to provide the required funding for bridge rehabilitation and maintenance, and also authorizing VAOT to accept historic bridge preservation easements and town participation agreements.

6. Maintenance Schedule and Funding. Within twelve months from the date of execution of this agreement, VAOT will establish a bridge maintenance schedule and program for each historic bridge included in the Program. VAOT will fund maintenance costs for all town-owned bridges that have been enrolled i n the. Program and that remain in highway use. Periodically, VAOT will remove spot rust, will apply suitable primer and paint, and will coat steel at bearing points and-at joints with grease. Towns will be required to furnish the equivalent of matching funds by conducting the following tasks, as appropriate for specific bridge types:

  1. Cleaning bridge components with water or compressed air and removing large deposits of debris with hand tools.
  2. Keeping drainage areas free of debris and channelling deck drains and approach run-off away from bridge elements below.
  3. Removing all small trees and shrubs growing in, on, or near substructure units or under the bridge.
  4. Removing any debris that accumulates in the channel beneath the structure.
  5. Maintaining Proper load posting and-advance warning signs and keeping all signs visible.
  6. Maintaining smooth transition between approach roadway and bridge deck, maintaining a straight and continuous rail, and repairing minor damage caused by accidents.

VAOT will develop a mechanism to assure performance of these scheduled maintenance tasks. Failure on the part of towns to conduct proper maintenance will result in a reduction of the amount, pursuant to Paragraph 7 herein, that VAOT will pay to towns for rehabilitation or restoration of town-owned highway bridges enrolled in the program from 100% of all costs to 95% of all costs.

Bridges identified by the Historic Metal Truss Bridge Preservation Plan or by any other historic bridge preservation plans established pursuant to Paragraph 2, herein, as having exceptional historic significance will be given priority, other factors being equal, in establishing the maintenance schedule.

7. Rehabilitation and Restoration Schedule. Within twelve months from the date of execution of this agreement, VAOT will establish a bridge rehabilitation or restoration schedule for each historic bridge included in the Program, with separate schedules for bridges that will remain in highway use and bridges that are placed in adaptive use. The schedule will be reviewed annually for those historic bridges that will remain in highway use, and every five years for bridges placed in adaptive use. All work will I be conducted according to that schedule. Bridges identified by the Historic Metal Truss Bridge Preservation Plan, or by any other historic bridge preservation. plans established pursuant to Paragraph 2, herein, as having. exceptional historic significance will be given priority, all other factors being equal, in establishing that schedule.

As part of this program, VAOT will pay all costs for rehabilitation or restoration of town owned bridges that will remain in highway use, provided towns conduct the maintenance tasks identified in Paragraph 6 herein. In the event that towns fail to conduct these maintenance tasks, VAOT will pay 95% of all costs for rehabilitation or restoration. Eligibility for funding to pay for the costs of rehabilitating or restoring bridges adapted to alternative transportation uses will be evaluated according to policies established by the Adaptive Use Program, as described in Paragraph 8, herein, and Part 6 of the Program.

8. Adaptive Use Program. VAOT will make annual appropriations to the Adaptive Use Program to fund the restoration, relocation (if required), and adaptation of all bridges enrolled in the Program for alternative transportation uses. The recommended annual appropriation will be $500,000, but amounts may vary depending upon yearly requirements and cost estimates for identified projects.

VAOT will prepare a detailed manual for the Adaptive Use Program, providing information (a) about methods for identifying and selecting new sites for historic bridges; (b) preparation of rehabilitation plans; (c) development of contracts for different. aspects of each project; (d) cleaning and painting bridges; (e) names of contractors qualified to perform work; (f) coordination regarding materials and labor supplied by the Vermont Department of Corrections; (g) archival documentation; and other appropriate details.

An Adaptive Use Committee will be established to advise the manager of the Adaptive Use Program about the selection of sites for bridges being converted to alternative transportation uses at new locations. The committee shall consist of one representative from VAMP, one representative from FHWA, and the Manager of the Adaptive Use Protram, who shall chair the committee and convene meetings periodically as required, but at least once yearly.

9. Project Review and Compliance Documents - Conformance with Plan. For any undertaking implemented by FHWA and VAOT in accordance with any historic bridge preservation plan adopted pursuant to this agreement, VAOT shall: (a) notify VSHPO in writing; (b) provide a brief description of the project confirming that the project will be completed according to the plan and according to the Secretary of the Interior's-Standards for Historic Preservation Projects; (c) provide comprehensive project plans;. and (d). establish a. finding of either no adverse effect or adverse effect, Unless VSHPO objects in writing Within 21 days, no further review under Section 106 is required.

Bridges assigned to Categories D, E, and F automatically warrant a finding of adverse effect. However, the assignment of any bridge to an adaptive use category in any Historic Bridge Preservation Plan is adequate mitigation for that adverse effect. Execution of this Agreement is adequate mitigation for a decision in any Historic Bridge Preservation Plan to demolish a bridge. Bridges assigned to Cagetories D, E, and F will be documented according to the procedures outlined in the Adaptive Use Program Manual required by Paragraph 8.

In the event VSHPO requests clarification or modification of project plans, VSHPO will provide VAOT with a written description . of any changes requested, and VAOT and VSHPO may consult informally to reach agreement. When agreement has been reached, .VAOT shall provide VSHPO with a copy of the. modified plans. However, project development may proceed while this- informal consultation is occurring.

VAOT shall prepare an annual report summarizing each year’s projects and shall coordinate an annual meeting among FHWA, VAOT and VSHPO to evaluate the Program.

With respect to the relocation of any bridges placed in the Adaptive Use Program, VSHPO will be given an opportunity to review the proposed new location early in project planning stages. If VAOT's archeologist determines that the new location or sitework related to new use has the potential for affecting archeological resources, he or she shall conduct a field inspection to identify the need for a Phase I study The need for follow-up Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III studies will be considered in evaluating the feasibility of a site. Funding for archeological studies may be considered as part of project costs.

10. Project Review and Compliance Documents - Changed Circumstances. In the event that a change in circumstances causes the alternatives, uses, or treatments recommended for bridges identified in the Historic Metal Truss Bridge Preservation Plan, or identified by any other historic bridge preservation plans established pursuant to Paragraph 2, herein, to be called into question by VAOT, FHWA, VSHPO, or any bridge owner, the parties shall consult in an effort to reach agreement regarding appropriate uses or treatments. If agreement is reached, VAOT and VSHPO shall execute a Memorandum of Agreement summarizing that accord. Upon execution of that document, no further review under Section 106 is required.

If no agreement can be reached, FHWA, VAOT and VSHPO shall submit review of the alternative recommended by the historic bridge preservation plan to a qualified third party consultant, retained by VAOT upon mutual agreement by VAOT and VSHPO, said consultant to determine the most feasible and prudent alternative. VAOT, VSHPO, and FHWA shall execute a Memorandum of Agreement summarizing that determination, and upon execution of that document, no further review under Section 106 is required.

If any parties to this agreement or any bridge-owners object to the. Consultant’s determination, the matter shall be resolved according to the provisions of Paragraph 12 herein.

11. Intra-Agency Cooperation. The bridge projects referred to in this document (on existing or at new locations) are subject to all applicable state and federal environmental laws and regulations. VANR, VAOT, and VSHPO will engage in a coordinated review of these projects and work together to resolve differences when the preservation plan for an historic bridge may have difficulty meeting environmental protection requirements. VAOT will make every effort to ensure that the projects protect and enhance surrounding natural resources.

VAOT will try to minimize adverse impacts to riparian zone values, including vegetation, and scenic qualities, and protect water quality by avoiding the placement of new structures in close proximity to existing historic structures. VAOT will attempt to assure, through appropriate agreements, that state bridges that are transferred to municipalities or towns for adaptive use are maintained over the long term to avoid deterioration and degradation of water quality..

12. Dispute Resolution. Should any party to this Agreement object within 30 days to any actions proposed pursuant to this Agreement, FHWA, VAOT, VSHPO and, if required, VANR, shall consult to resolve the objection. If the objection cannot be resolved, FHWA and VAOT shall request further comments of the Council pursuant to 36 CFR 800.6(b). Any Council comment provided in response to such a request will be taken into account by FHWA in accordance with 36 CFR 800.6(c)(2) with reference only to the subject of the dispute. FHWA's responsibility to carry out all actions under this Agreement that are not the subjects of the dispute will remain unchanged.

13. Amendment. Any party to this Agreement may request that it be amended, whereupon the parties will consult in accordance with 36 CFR 800.13 to consider such amendment. The responsibility of FHWA to carry out all actions under this agreement, other than those subject to the amendment, will remain unchanged.

14. Termination. Any party to this Agreement may terminate it providing thirty (30) days notice to the other parties, provided that the parties will consult during the period prior to termination to seek agreement on amendments or other actions that would avoid termination. In the event of termination, FHWA will comply with 36 CFR 800.4 through 800.6 with regard to individual undertakings covered by this Agreement

Execution and implementation of this Agreement is evidence that FHWA has satisfied its Section 106 responsibilities for all individual undertakings of the program.

 

HISTORIC BRIDGE PROGRAM
July 7, 1998

PART I
Introduction

This document establishes the Vermont Historic Bridge Program. (the Program) for historic covered bridges, metal truss bridges, masonry arch bridges, and concrete arch bridges, and it establishes separate divisions within the parent program. The Program and its divisions call attention to the fact that Vermont's historic bridges are resources of distinct value to the state, with particular benefits and also particular problems. The Program explicitly recognizes that there are economic, aesthetic, and educational benefits achieved by preserving a meaningful collection of different types of historic bridges, and that these benefits far outweigh costs associated with preserving these bridges. Reasonably stated, if the benefits of preserving historic bridges accrue to the people of Vermont, the associated costs necessary to obtain these benefits are properly assigned to state government.

The Program provides an ideal opportunity to demonstrate the value of proper maintenance in preserving manageable classes of bridges. Rehabilitation of those historic bridges capable of serving continued highway use will represent a considerable costsavings to the people of Vermont. Adapting those historic bridges no longer capable of continued highway use to alternative transportation uses, or converting them to recreational and historic sites, will also produce substantial long term economic benefits.

PART 2

Organization of Historic Bridge Program

The Program has been formally established by execution of a Programmatic Agreement dated July 7, 1998, among the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VAOT), the Vermont State Historic Preservation Officer (VSHPO), and the Vermont Agency of. Natural Resources (VANR). The Program will be managed by VAOT, which will organize and administer project development for all bridges enrolled in the Program.

Bridges that are eligible for, or listed on, the National Register of Historic Places and have been identified in an historic bridge preservation plan are eligible for inclusion in the Program. Historic bridge preservation plans are developed according to bridge type and are complete upon execution by FHWA, VAOT and VSHPO.

Appendix A

State-owned bridges identified by any historic bridge preservation plan are automatically enrolled in the Program when the preservation plan has been executed by FHWA, VAOT and VSHPO. Town-owned bridges are enrolled in the Program according to the procedure described in Part 3.

 

PART 3

Town Participation

Approximately 90% of Vermont’s historic bridges are owned by towns, cities, or villages, are located on local roads, and serve local transportation needs. Collectively these historic bridges represent a vitally important capital and cultural asset for the people of Vermont. However, while some are superbly maintained and preserved, others are neglected. and overlooked. It is critical that a well-defined, cooperative agreement between the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VAOT) and towns owning historic bridges be implemented if these important resources are to be preserved.

To address this objective and to efficiently provide for the long-term preservation of these historic bridges, towns are invited to participate in the Program. By signature of their governing bodies to a document titled "Historic Bridge Participation Agreement" (sample copy attached), towns, cities, and villages will enroll in the Historic Bridge Program. To encourage town participation, VAOT will pay all costs of future rehabilitation or restoration for bridges that have been enrolled in the Programs for continued highway use, subject to the requirements regarding maintenance described in Part 4, herein, and will agree to undertake such work according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation Projects.

In return, towns will agree to preserve bridges that have been enrolled in the Program in perpetuity, subject to loss or damage by human catastrophe or by other circumstances beyond human control. Towns will signify their commitment to preserve the identified bridge(s) by granting an "Historic Bridge Preservation Easement" (sample copy attached) to VAOT.

PART 4
Bridge Maintenance

Success of the Program will also depend upon scheduled maintenance of historic bridges in-order to prolong their continued use. Ultimately, too, sustained maintenance will account for substantial cost savings. To encourage proper maintenance, VAOT will establish a bridge maintenance schedule for each historic bridge enrolled in the Program.

To encourage towns and cities to participate in the Program, VAOT will fund maintenance costs for all town owned bridges that have been enrolled in the Program and that remain in highway use. Periodically, VAOT will remove spot rust, will apply suitable primer and paint, and will coat steel at bearing points and at joints with grease. Towns will be required to furnish the equivalent of matching funds by conducting the following tasks, as appropriate for specific bridge types:

(a) Cleaning bridge components with water or compressed air and removing large deposits of debris with hand tools.

(b) Keeping drainage areas free of debris and channelling deck drains and approach run-off away from bridge elements below.

(c) Removing all small trees and shrubs growing in, on, or near substructure units or under the bridge.

(d) Removing any debris that accumulates in the channel beneath the structure.

(e) Maintaining proper load posting and advance warning signs and keeping all signs visible.

(f) Maintaining smooth transition between approach roadway and bridge deck, maintaining a straight and continuous rail, and repairing minor damage caused by accidents.

VAOT will, develop a mechanism to assure performance of these scheduled maintenance tasks. Failure on the part of towns to conduct proper maintenance will result in a reduction of the amount, pursuant to Part 3 herein, that VAOT will pay to towns for rehabilitation or restoration of town-owned highway bridges enrolled in the program from 100% of all costs to 95% of all costs.

PART 5

Bridge Rehabilitation and Restoration

Success of the Program will depend upon scheduled rehabilitation of historic bridges. For purposes of this Program, work that qualifies as rehabilitation or restoration includes, but is not limited to, the replacement of any deck or any structural members due to advanced deterioration or to less than acceptable load capacity, and full painting.

VAOT will establish a bridge rehabilitation or restoration schedule for each historic bridge enrolled in the Program, with separate schedules for bridges that will remain in highway use and bridges that are placed in adaptive use. The schedule will be reviewed annually for those historic bridges that will remain in highway use, and every five years for bridges placed in adaptive use. All work will be conducted according to that schedule. As part of this program, VAOT will pay all costs for rehabilitation or restoration of bridges that will remain in highway use.

 

PART 6

Adaptive Use

Success of the Program will depend upon a viable system for preserving bridges that can no longer serve highway uses at their existing locations. To meet this need, qualifying bridges will be adapted to alternative transportation uses at their existing sites or will be relocated for either continued but limited highway use or alternative transportation uses such as pedestrian and bicycle paths, snowmobile trails, recreational sites, or simply historic sites.

The Agency of Transportation will assume responsibility for relocating and rehabilitating all historic bridges that can no longer serve highway uses at their existing locations, including:

(a) Identification of new locations for bridges that will continue to serve highway use;

(b) Identification of new locations and new owners, including the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, for bridges that will be adapted to alternative transportation uses;

(c) Providing engineering services for relocation and rehabilitation plans;

(d) Providing annual appropriations to fund the relocation, restoration, and adaptation of bridges enrolled in the Program to alternative transportation uses. The recommended annual appropriation will be $500,000, but amounts may vary depending upon yearly requirements and cost estimates. Eligibility for funding of future maintenance, rehabilitation, or restoration will be. evaluated according to policies established by the Adaptive Use Program.

(e) Undertaking any legislative initiatives, whether federal or state, necessary to implement relocation and adaptive use or to fund relocation and adaptive use;

(f) Undertaking initiatives to develop partnerships with the Department of Corrections to supply timber for bridge decks and other appropriate materials as well as labor as permitted;

(g) Providing interpretive markers identifying bridges that have been relocated.

An Adaptive Use Committee will be established to advise the manager of the Adaptive Use Program about the selection of sites for bridges being converted to alternative transportation uses at new locations. The committee shall consist of one representative from VSHPO, one representative from FHWA, an d the Manager of the Adaptive Use Program, who shall chair-the committee and convene meetings. periodically as required but at least once yearly.

PART. 7

Education and Heritage Tourism

Success of the Program will also depend upon a viable educational effort devoted to increasing public awareness regarding the benefits of preserving historic bridges. Accordingly, VAOT and VSHPO will develop a schedule for meeting with town officials, public works engineers, and district transportation engineers,and will prepare a standard educational presentation. Seminars and workshops will be coordinated through the regional planning commissions. The Historic Bridge Program will be explained at meetings conducted in each region, and Bridge Preservation Plans will be distributed to town representatives via regional commissions.

Educational efforts will also include promotion through Heritage Tourism, and a cooperative plan will be developed with the Department of Tourism and Marketing. A map showing the location of all bridges in the program will be prepared and made available for distribution via a variety of possible resources.

 

HISTORIC METAL TRUSS BRIDGE PRESERVATION PLAN

July 7, 1998

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Vermont Agency of Transportation.(VAOT), and the Vermont State Historic Preservation Office (VSHPO) agree (1) that assignment of the following historic metal truss bridges to the listed. Alternatives A through E, inclusive, is both feasible and prudent in terms of structural capacity and geometric -dimension; and (2) that assignment of bridges to Alternative F, documentation and removal from highway systems, is warranted based on the structural condition and geometric dimensions of those bridges.

(1) THE FOLLOWING TRUSS BRIDGES SHOULD BE PRESERVED FOR LIMITED HIGHWAY USE (ALTERNATIVE A).

   

Rehab Cost

New Bridge Cost

1.

Arlington, No. 17 t

$

$ 390,000

2.

Barnet, No. 10

$ 100,000

$ 490,000

3.

Barnet, No. 48

$ 70,000

$1,060,000

4.

Berlin, No. 27 *

   

5.

Berlin, No. 29 *

$ 30,000

$1,090,000

6.

Berlin, No. 67 +s

$

 

7.

Bethel, No. 45 e

$ 160,000

$ 200,000

8.

Bloomfield, No. 9 s

$ 110,000

$ 750,000

9.

Bradford, No. 22

$ 370,000

$ 440,000

10.

Brandon, No. 25

$* 220,000

$ 660,000

11.

Bridgewater No. 14 s

$ 90,000

$ 770,000

12.

Bridgewater No. 26

$ 140,000

$ 60,000

13.

Brookline, No. 19

$ 540,000

$1,350,000

14.

Cavendish, No. 12 e

$ 300,000

$ 500,000

15.

Dummerston, No. 37 e

$ 1,300,000

$ 900,000

16.

Enosburg, No. 45

$ 90,000

$ 40,000

17.

Hartford, No. 7

$ 640,000

$3,790,000

18.

Hartford, No. 8

$ 1,140,000

$1,530,000

19.

Hartford, No. 38 e

$ 440,000

$ 280,000

20.

Hartford, No. 61 +s

$

 

21.

Highgate, No. 25

$ 900,000

$1,630,000

22.

Jamaica, No. 32

$ 100,000

$ 890,000

23.

Ludlow, No. 57

$ 190,000

$ 60,000

24.

Montpelier, No. 5

$ 310,000

$1,470,000

25.

Montpelier, No. 1.7 e

$ 60,000

$1,380,000

26.

Moretown, No. 40

$ 190,000

$ 300,000

27.

Moretown, No. 41

$ 200,1000

$ 470,000

28.

Moretown, No. 42

$

$

       

Appendix B

   

Rehab Cost

New Bridge Cost

29.

Morristown, No. 8

$ 210,000

$ 830,000

30.

Morristown, No. 215 s

$ 330,000

$ 980,000

31.

Newfane, No 49

$ 390,000

$ 750,000

32.

New Haven, No. 26

$ 400,000

$ 700,000

33.

Northfield, No. 65

$ 170,000

$ 550,000

34.

Putney, No. 32

$ 107,000

$ 292,000

35.

Poultney, No. 4 s

$ 50,000

$ 940,000

36.

Poultney, No. 7

$ 80,000

$ 450,000

37.

Richford, No. 3 s

$ 310,000

$1,150,000

38.

Richmond, No. 24 e

$ 560,000

$1,950,000

39.

Richmond, No. 31

$ 450,000

$2,140,000

40.

Rockingham, No. 39 #.s

$ 490,000

$1,410,000

41.

Royalton, No. 30

$ 370,000

$ 840,000

42.

Royalton, No. 31

$ 60,000

$ 220,000

43.

Sharon, No. 15

$ 270,000

$2,520,000

44.

Sheldon-, No. 9

$ 760,000

$1,360,000

45.

Sheldon, No. 10

$ 380,000

$1,180,000

46.

Springfield No. 81

$ 730,000

$ 190,000

47.

Stockbridge, No. 35

$ 100,000

$ 870,000

48.

Wallingford, No. 54 s

$ 470,000

$ 770,000

49.

Waterbury, No. 31

$ 1,030,000

$1,430,000

50.

West Haven, No. 10

$ 230,000

$ 530,000

51.

Woodstock, No. 30 e

$ 520,000

$ 810,000

* Recently rehabilitated
* Short term
# Deck widening possible
* Exceptional historic significance
* State-owned
t timber truss

(2) THE FOLLOWING TRUSS BRIDGES SHOULD BE PRESERVED AND REINFORCED FOR FULL HIGHWAY USE (ALTERNATIVE B):

   

Rehab Cost

New Bridge Cost

52.

Barnet, No. 54

$1,670,000

$3,180,000

53.

Bethel, No. 38 s

$1,540,000

$2,660,000

54.

Bethel, No. 44

$ 250,000

$ 860,000

55.

Enosburg, No. 12

$ 600,000

$1,090,000

56.

Fairfax,, No. 27

$ 520,000

$ 970,000

57.

Johnson, No. 6

$ 750,000

$1,100,000

58.

Lincoln, No. 46

$ 50,000

$ 380,000

59.

Richford, No. 41

$ 350,000

$ 860,000

60.

Wolcott, No. 6

$ 270,000

$ 550,000

61.

Wolcott, No. 7

$ 250,000

$ 60,000

d Demolition costs
s State-owned

Appendix B

(3) THE FOLLOWING TRUSS BRIDGES SHOULD BE MODIFIED FOR CONTINUED LIMITED OR UNLIMITED HIGHWAY USE. (ALTERNATIVE E):

   

Rehab Cost

New Bridge Cost

62.

Montpelier, No. 10

   

63.

Montpelier, No. 11

$ 440,000

$ 370,000

64.

Woodstock, Elm Street n

   

n – not included in study

   

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ESTIMATED TOTAL:

$ 22,852,000

$ 55,442,000

(4) THE FOLLOWING TRUSS BRIDGES SHOULD BE PRESERVED AND ADAPTED TO ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION USE AT THEIR EXISTING SITES (ALTERNATIVE C). THOSE BRIDGES ADAPTED TO ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION USE WILL BE PLACED EITHER IN THE AGENCY OF TRANSPORTATION'S ADAPTIVE USE PROGRAM. SOME ARE OR MAY BE OWNED BY THE VERMONT DIVISION FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION AS HISTORIC SITES.

65. Arlington, No. 22
66. Highgate Falls h
67. Middlesex, No. 50 c
68. Milton No. 18 e
69. Northfield, No. 84 e
70. Rutland, No. 17 c
71. Wilmington/Medburyville h
72. Woodstock, No. 9
* Recently rehabilitated
* These projects involve the retention of an historic bridge in close proximity to a replacement bridge. There may be difficult and/or potentially unresolvable environmental issues associated with these proposals. e Exceptional historic signifiance
h State historic site
t Timber truss

(5) THE FOLLOWING TRUSS BRIDGES SHOULD BE RELOCATED AND PRESERVED FOR LIMITED HIGHWAY USE OR FOR ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION -USE (ALTERNATIVE D). THOSE BRIDGES ADAPTED TO ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION USE WILL BE PLACED EITHER IN THE AGENCY OF TRANSPORTATION'S ADAPTIVE USE PROGRAM. SOME ARE OR MAY BE OWNED BY THE VERMONT DIVISION FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION AS HISTORIC SITES.

73. Bethel, No. 4 e
74. Bristol, No. 20 e
75. Bristol, No. 31
76. Burke, No. 25 e
77. Cavendish, No. 45 e
78. Corinth, No. 34
79. Fairfield, No. 49
80. Hardwick, No. 27
81. Hinesburg, No. 30
82. Huntington, No. 11
83. Jamaica, No. 33
84. Montpelier, No. 6
85. Morristown, No. 1
86. Morrisville, No. 53 e
87. Poultney, No. 5
88. Pownal, No. 41 @
89. Richmond, No. 10
90. Rochester, No. 36
91. Rutland, No-. 2
92. Sheldon, No. 20
93. Stockbridge, No. 130
94. Tunbridge, No. 31 e
95. Waitsfield, No. 22
96. Westfield, No. 17

* Recently rehabilitated
* Recently rehabilitated by VAST
@ One span only will be relocated
e Exceptional historic significance

(6) THE FOLLOWING BRIDGES, CURRENTLY IN STORAGE PURSUANT TO EXISTING MEMORANDUMS OF AGREEMENT OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES, WILL BE PLACED IN THE AGENCY OF TRANSPORTATION'S ADAPTIVE USE PROGRAM

(ALTERNATIVE D).

97. Arlington, No. 25
98. Berlin, No. 29
99. Berlin, No. 72
100. Jamaica, No. 39
101. Middletown Springs, No. 21
102. Middletown Springs, unnumbered
103. Shoreham, No. 24
104. Thetford, No. 25
105. Wallingford, No. 50

(7) THE FOLLOWING TRUSS BRIDGES WILL BE DOCUMENTED AND REMOVED. STORAGE IN ANTICIPATION OF FUTURE LOSS OF BRIDGES IN CATEGORIES A-D IS PERMISSIBLE BUT WILL NOT BE REQUIRED AS PART OF ANY PERMIT PROCEEDING. (ALTERNATIVE F):

1. Bethel, No. 15
2. Cambridge, No. 21
3. Clarendon, No. 7
4. Clarendon, No. 14
5. Fairfield, No. 52
6. Jamaica, No. 80
7. Jericho, No. 38
S. Montgomery, No. 24
9. Pownal, No. 41 @
10. Royalton, No. 3
11. St. Johnsbury, No. 29
12. Warren, No. 173
13. Waterbury, No. 25
14. Wolcott, No. 25

@ One span will be removed

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