June Road Bridge

City of Stamford | Stamford, CT

Constructed in 1935, the June Road Bridge spans the Mianus River in Stamford, CT, and is included in the Connecticut Register of Historic Places. Benesch recognized the City of Stamford’s vision for restoring the integrity and safety of the bridge by combining modern design solutions with the bridge’s original aesthetics.

Rather than designing a typical girder span replacement bridge, the Benesch Team worked with the community and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to determine a design that would preserve the bridge’s beauty and historic character.

Comprised of a reinforced concrete core with a natural stone veneer cut from the bridge’s existing stone, the rehabilitated June Road Bridge succeeds in combining modern design with re-purposed materials. Original capstones on the parapets were also maintained to preserve the aesthetic. A decorative railing was also added to provide the required traffic impact resistance while still affording views to the Mianus River below.

Riprap was also installed below the stream channel to protect the foundation during a 500-year design flood event.

The community needed to maintain traffic during construction, which Benesch accomplished through the design of a specialized, temporary, earth-retaining system—comprised of a braced sheet piling system.

The project team also ensured the public water supply was protected during construction through coordination with the Connecticut Department of Health and with the Aquarion Water Company, permitting efforts with multiple government agencies, and the restoration of the riverbank to its natural state following construction.

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  • 2016, Engineering Excellence Award, American Council of Engineering Companies - Connecticut
  • 2016, Achievement in Civil Engineering Award - Structural, Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2016, Project Team Award - Transportation/Utilities/Civil (1st Place), Connecticut Building Congress