Faculty Advisor

Ray, Malcolm H.


The Gilbertville Bridge, which spans the Androscoggin River in Canton, Maine, has deteriorated over its 68-year existence. Its reconstruction considers the pros and cons of the inclusion of a multi-use lane to accommodate snowmobiles, horses, all-terrain vehicles and other recreational vehicles. Three options will be explored considering design and cost: (1) a two-lane bridge with no multi-use lane, (2) a two-lane bridge with an additional full service multi-use lane, and (3) a two-lane bridge with a restricted multi-use lane. The scope of this report includes estimating the loading, design of the main superstructure members, and design of the deck.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002


Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering