Romford Road Bridge over the Bantam River —
Washington, Connecticut

Recognizing the significance of the historic Romford Road Bridge yet forced to replace the deficient structure, the Town of Washington decided to replace the 67-foot circa 1900 steel truss with a new truss.

LEI prepared approach roadway designs and performance specifications for a design-build superstructure replacement including a pre-manufactured steel truss, glue-laminated wooden decking system with bituminous concrete overlay, replacement concrete bridge seats, masonry improvements to substructure, and demolition of the old structure including lead-based paint abatement.

Heavy pedestrian traffic occurs between the main campus of a nearby preparatory school and the school's athletic fields which are separated by the Bantam River. LEI's design included a new footbridge cantilevered off the downstream side of the one-lane structure.