Amesbury- Hines Bridge, June 2012
Final work continues for the newly constructed Hines Bridge, Amesbury.
The existing bridge was closed to traffic in November, 2010 to allow the construction of a new replacement bridge. The $34 million bridge replacement is a design-build project being undertaken by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) with federal funds. The project included the complete replacement of the bridge superstructure and the majority of the substructure along with new electrical and mechanical components for the moveable spans. The new bridge consists of a four-span superstructure with two fixed approach spans and two pivoting middle spans. The Design/Build Team was led by Barletta Heavy Division, Inc. from Canton and Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. from Watertown.
The bridge was renamed in 2006 in honor of 1ST LT Derek S. Hines of Newburyport who died on September 1, 2005, in Baylough, Afghanistan, when his unit was conducting security operations and came under attack by enemy forces. Hines was assigned to the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, Vicenza, Italy.