Massachusetts Bridge Design Features Ties to Its Past

The recently rebuilt John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge is the first Massachusetts interstate highway bridge to include a shared-use path for bicycles and pedestrians.

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John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge in Massachusetts features a path for bicycles and pedestrians that served a valuable purpose during construction.

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WSP’s preliminary design included creation of virtual design images that guided the project from concept through construction. 

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The vision of the conceptual design for the shared-use pathway is now open to non-motorized traffic, and features scenic overlooks and historic information panels.

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WSP was represented at the Oct. 30 grand opening of the John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge by (from left to right) Dennis Baker, area manager; Jerry Jannetti, Northeast regional manager; Mike Bertoulin, project manager; and Benjamin Holsapple, lead structural engineer.

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The Whittier Bridge project started as an idea sketched by architect Jeff Lowe and developed into a vision that became a reality.