East Lake Road Bridge

Precast Solutions for Hurricane Damage
Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast of the United States late last August it hit the upper North East and traveled inland before it said goodbye. The storm dropped 11 inches of rain in Vermont and 13 inches in New York and the real damage for those states occurred after the storm when the over loaded rivers and streams raged. The Governor of Vermont called it the worst flooding in a century.

As a result of Hurricane Irene’s flooding damage and destruction of numerous bridges, precast concrete was used in the construction of several replacement bridges. One of those precast concrete replacement bridges built was the East Lake Road Bridge in the town of Ludlow, Vermont. Dailey Precast of Shaftsbury, Vermont manufactured the precast concrete box beams for the bridge. This construction system was chosen for its rapid installation and reduced environmental impact. The bridge consists of four 4'x 2'-3" precast concrete box beams and two 4' x 2"-3" precast concrete box beams with integral curbs.

Project Details








Dailey Precast, LLC, Shaftsbury, VT


Town of Ludlow, VT


Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., Burlington, VT

Precast Engineer:

Calderwood Engineering, Etc., LLC, Richmond, ME


Neil H. Daniels, Inc., Ascutney, VT

Structural Precast Elements:

• Box Beam (6) precast concrete box beams
— (4) 4’- 0” W x 2'- 3" H x 66’- 0” L Box Beams
— (2) 4’- 0” W x 2'- 3" H x 66’- 0” L Box Beams with integral curbs

Time Frame:

Beams Erected Date: March 30, 2012
Estimate Completion Date: Spring 2012


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