C&S Receives APWA CNY 2023 Project of the Year Award

The APWA New York Chapter recognizes C&S Companies Replacement of Coolidge Road Bridge project with the 2023 Project of the Year Award on February 15th.

This Bridge NY funded project involved the replacement of an 80-foot-long two span jack-arch bridge, constructed in 1929. The bridge is located at a sharp bend in the Indian River and in the middle of an S-curve along Coolidge Road, positioned in a narrow corridor between Fort Drum and the CSX Railroad. This bridge serves as a critical link connecting the towns of Philadelphia and Antwerp and has been closed since 2008 due to its poor condition. Coolidge Road serves many soldiers, their families, farms, local residences, and the area immediately surrounding Fort Drum.

The new bridge is a 120-foot-long single span, with improved alignment between the roadway and river. The bridge is composed of New England Bulb Tee beams with a cast in place concrete deck and semi-integral abutments. The construction required one abutment to be founded on gneiss bedrock, while the other abutment is founded on steel H-piles. The structure also features permanent steel sheeting used for scour protection. The replacement of this bridge allowed for the removal of a section of a Coolidge Road spur that was a blind S-curve beneath a CSX Railroad Bridge and removed the detour that had been in place for 15 years.

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