Casco Bay Bridge
Portland-South Portland, ME
Background: Discussions of replacing Maine's "Million
Dollar Bridge" began in 1951 but it wasn't until almost 35
years later that planning began for a new bascule bridge over the
Fore River in Portland, ME. Spanning an important navigable waterway
serving commercial shipping and recreational boating activities,
the bridge is an integral part of the area's transportation network
with over 30,000 vehicles per day traveling between the Portland-South
Portland area. The new bridge structure has a mid-level movable bascule
span that is one of the largest of its type in the country. Construction
of the bridge was divided into four (4) prime contracts with imposed
channel access and weather restrictions complicating construction.
As a member of the construction administration team for the DOT, JBC was responsible for the project master schedule, schedule review, and testimony before the Disputes Review Board regarding alleged delay and disruption asserted by the bascule superstructure contractor.