Modjeski and Masters Selected as Movable Bridge Experts for Fore River Bridge Design-Build Project

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Bridge Engineering Firm to Leverage Deep Expertise in Complex Bridges in Support of Parsons, J.F. White-Skanska Team

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“We recognize that the Fore River Bridge is an important artery connecting the Weymouth and Quincy communities.... We are honored to be part of the Parsons, J.F. White-Skanska team for this design-build project." - Lee Lentz, Sr. Mechanical Engineer.

Modjeski and Masters announced that it has been selected as movable bridge experts for the Fore River Bridge Replacement Project. The project involves the complete replacement of the existing temporary vertical lift bridge, which connects Quincy and Weymouth, Mass. The engineering firm will work in partnership with the Parsons, J.F. White-Skanska team for this design-build project.

“At Modjeski and Masters, we pride ourselves on our ability to construct and maintain complex bridges,” said Lee Lentz, Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Modjeski and Masters. “We recognize that the Fore River Bridge is an important artery connecting the Weymouth and Quincy communities and it will be our priority to work in close collaboration for this project. We are honored to be part of the Parsons, J.F. White-Skanska team.”

The project will involve the complete replacement of the existing temporary vertical lift bridge with a new permanent vertical lift bridge. The new bridge will be built on the same alignment of an adjacent 1936 bascule bridge, which was demolished in 2004. Modjeski and Masters will leverage deep expertise in movable bridges for the electrical and mechanical design for the new truss-style lift span.

The new movable bridge will measure 324 feet in length, 78 feet in width and feature a vertical clearance of 175 feet in the open position. The proposed lane configuration will mimic the existing approach vehicular accommodations in providing two lanes in each direction. Pedestrian and bicycle accommodations will be provided by 6.5- to 9-foot sidewalks and five-foot shoulders located on both sides of the roadway.

About Modjeski and Masters
Modjeski and Masters is one of the world’s leading bridge engineering firms, with a reputation for technical excellence and innovation that goes beyond current standards. Established nearly 120 years ago, the firm has been responsible for the design and maintenance of some of our nation’s most recognizable structures. Services include fixed and movable bridge design, inspection and rehabilitation, and all facets of lifecycle maintenance, research and code development. For more information, including in-depth videos of Modjeski and Masters at work, please visit http://www.modjeski.com.

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