Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Design-Build
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
This award-winning design build project is indicative of Middlesex’s commitment to partnering, innovation and alternative project delivery. Completed on schedule and on budget, the project provides a new and exciting gateway to the city of Worcester, MA
The construction of the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, completed as a design/build project for the Mass. Dept. of Transportation in Worcester, MA was a complex and high-profile project that replaced a structurally deficient, seven-span concrete arch bridge built in 1916 with two new bridges over Lake Quinsigamond, between Worcester and Shrewsbury, MA.
The new bridges are 870’ long, five-span open spandrel steel deck arches founded on 36” diameter pipe piles up to 290’ deep. The project also included reconstructed portions of Lake Avenue and Route 9 and contains many architectural features