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Veterans Memorial Bridge No. 182 (previously known as Central Bridge and the White Church Bridge)
Barrington, RI

Pare provided professional engineering services to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for the Design Study phase through Construction-Phase Services for a replacement 324-foot, five-span, $18 million bridge carrying Massasoit Avenue  across the Barrington River.  Pare used Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques to limit the impact to the public while the bridge was being constructed.  Pare also used NEXT Beam technology, which was the first use of NEXT Beams in Rhode Island. The new bridge is 21 feet wider than the original structure and includes a third travel lane, 4-foot shoulders for bicyclists, and adequate sidewalk widths for shared use with pedestrians and fishermen.   

As the bridge is located an environmentally sensitive area, Pare worked with a Wildlife Specialist to protect the habitat for the Northern Diamondback Terrapin turtle which has been designated as an endangered species by the Rhode Island Natural Heritage Program.  In addition, 2,400 square feet of wetland area were restored, 2,600 SF of pavement were removed to increase infiltration of rainfall runoff, and a 2,600-SF bioretention pond consisting of multiple settling basins was installed.