Tom Adams Bridge Rehabilitation
American provided rehabilitation design of the 19-span 997-foot-long bridge. The bridge included a center bascule span with an opening of 103 feet. A comprehensive water inspection of the entire structure (above and below) was performed, including the mechanical and electrical systems, steel girder bascule spans, pile bents, tender house, and approach roadways as well as a load ratings of the existing bridge. The rehabilitation program undertaken over two phases approximately 8 years apart when funding became available included completely replacing the electrical system, upgrading the mechanical system, widening the superstructure, replacing steel, erecting cathodic grid decking, placing pile jackets on the intermediate cathodic protection pile jackets, extensive concrete deck spall repairs, seawall repairs, and demolishing and constructing a new tenderhouse.