Route 112 in Worthington, Mass., needed a new bridge over the Kearney Brook. Designers selected all precast concrete elements and NEXT Beams, which greatly reduced the required labor on site. This efficiency allowed for the construction of the bridge to be completed in just 60 days.
The two-lane bridge, 64 feet, 6 inches long and 30 feet wide, sits on a curved roadway with a brook that crosses it at a 30-degree skew angle. The NEXT Beams, which can match the required geometry of a site, were fabricated with skewed ends and a gentle curve on the overhang façade to match the roadway geometry.
A total of 30 precast concrete pieces were cast, including three 32-foot-long NEXT Beams and a variety of substructure elements. The construction was completed in 60 days, creating a beautiful bridge that will require little maintenance over the next 75 to 100 years.