The Lime Kiln Bridge – An Elegant Solution

The only open spandrel concrete arch in Vermont, the Lime Kiln Bridge has been an architectural and scenic gem since its construction in 1913, spanning the majestic Winooski River Gorge. VTrans sought to replace the irreparably deteriorated structure with a modern, efficient crossing but preserve the bridge’s architectural and historic integrity. VHB’s design, combining prestressed concrete box beam and slabs, and cast-in-place concrete resulted in a bridge that replicated the original’s decorative geometrical features and ornamental railings, while widening sidewalks and travel way, adding street lighting, and architecturally treated abutments and retaining walls. Ordinarily a 300-ft bridge would not require such elaborate design. However, the multiple stakeholders’ desire to preserve the look of the historic and scenic wonder warranted this more complex structure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Concrete Bridge Council

    Portland Cement Association, 5420 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL  United States  60077-1083

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    105 West Capitol Avenue
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    American Concrete Institute (ACI)

    38800 Country Club Drive
    Farmington Hills, MI  United States  48331
  • Authors:
    • Colgan, Mark A
    • Baker, Christopher D
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  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: HPC: Safe, Affordable, and Efficient

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  • Accession Number: 01105270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2008 8:10AM