Blackberry-Brandywine Bridge Rehabilitation over Brandywine Creek 

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Progress Update

9/28/16:  The contractor will continue performing landscaping work on both Brandywine and Blackberry. This work is anticipated to be complete in the next few weeks.

Project Description


This project involves the rehabilitation of the Brandywine Drive and Blackberry Drive bridges located in the Winston Manor subdivision. The purpose of this project is to replace the railing, address fascia deterioration, increase the hydraulic capacity, and extend the service life of both bridges.

The bridge rehabilitation project includes the following improvements:

Blackberry Drive Bridge


  • New poured concrete bottom under each bridge to protect the footers from scour and improve hydraulic performance
  • Removal of the stone veneer on the headwall and wing walls and application of a paint/stain to the existing concrete
  • Removal and replacement of the decorative railing on each side of the road
  • Sidewalk replacement

Brandywine Drive Bridge


  • New poured concrete bottom under each bridge to protect the footers from scour and improve hydraulic performance
  • Removal of the stone veneer on the headwall and wing walls and application of a paint/stain to the existing concrete
  • Removal of the existing parapet and a new decorative railing on each side of the road
  • New waterproofing on the bridge
  • Pavement, curb and sidewalk replacement over the bridge (required due to waterproofing noted above)
The City has provided three options for the concrete form liner pattern on the decorative railing posts. The color of the concrete to be used on the railing posts and existing concrete headwalls along with the railing style will follow the City standards.

To view plans, descriptions, maps and documents,click here.

 

Contacts

 
Thomas J. Sheridan, P.E., P.S., City Engineer 
Christopher J. Papp, P.E. – Project Manager 
Engineering Department 
115 Executive Parkway, Suite 400 
Hudson, Ohio 44236 
(330) 342-1770
Brandywine Blackberry for Website
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Project History


The Winston Manor subdivision in the City of Hudson is located northwest of the Prospect Street and North Main Street intersection. Brandywine Creek and Brandywine Creek Tributary flow through and adjacent to this development, respectively. The Winston Manor subdivision was constructed in 1989 and included two new bridge crossings over Brandywine Creek at Blackberry Drive and Brandywine Drive. The subdivision also realigned Brandywine Creek.

Due to some issues that were the result of the realignment, the City submitted the Winston Manor Development Remediation Plan in February 2010 to FEMA which was subsequently approved by FEMA Region V later that year. The remediation plan improvements include lowering the stream bottom under both bridges to conform to the stream grades upstream and downstream of each bridge and lining the lowered bottoms with concrete. The purpose of these improvements is to increase the bridge opening areas and reduce frictional losses to keep the base flood elevations (BFEs) below the effective BFEs, and to protect the bridge footings from further erosion. The City consequently submitted the proposed flood map changes to FEMA in a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) to reflect the proposed improvements in the approved remediation plan. The CLOMR was submitted in April of 2011.

This project includes new railing, fascia improvements, and structural repairs. The City of Hudson received Municipal Bridge Project funding to be used toward the construction of the improvements.