Furnish & Install
It has been decades since rivets have been used in bridge construction yet they play an important role in architectural integrity and aesthetic of historic bridges. The Longfellow Bridge spanning between Boston's historic Beacon Hill and Cambridge was built with granite and steel in 1908. In the last century the bridge has been expanded and rehabbed but in recent years there has been deterioration of the structural components. MassDOT hired the joint venture of White-Skanska-Consigli to restore the structural integrity of the bridge while maintaining its historical architecture. Finding a safe yet cost-effective way of replacing more than 50,000 worn rivets in the Longfellow Bridge was a challenging task but we were able to do so using a proprietary method in our fabrication shop.