Hoyle Tanner has been involved on a project for the City of Nashua, New Hampshire in Mine Falls Park. Nashua High School South’s canal pedestrian bridge, one of the highly trafficked pedestrian bridges in Mine Falls Park, has been closed for safety reasons due to deterioration. As part of a temporary solution, a pedestrian bridge from Peterborough, New Hampshire was brought, in its entirety, and lifted into place over the water in Mine Falls Park. Nashua Street Department’s personnel constructed the temporary bridge abutments and worked closely with Beck & Bellucci, Inc. to transport the bridge from Peterborough to Nashua and also install it over the Nashua Canal. The temporary bridge will stay until a new permanent bridge is designed, permitted and constructed.

As part of an on-call contract with the City, Hoyle Tanner implemented a bridge inspection and evaluation program for 16 municipally-owned pedestrian structures, and developed recommendations prioritizing short, intermediate, and long-term repair, rehabilitation and/or replacement recommendations for each of the structures. The canal pedestrian bridge at Nashua High School South was one of the bridges that was identified with several areas of deterioration.

Permitting and design for a permanent pedestrian bridge are underway, but in the meantime this ”recycled” bridge from Peterborough will allow foot traffic to cross the bridge behind the high school.

Temporary pedestrian bridge leaving its original home in Peterborough, New Hampshire

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The replacement bridge in its new home in Nashua, New Hampshire