Buzzards Bay Bridge

Buzzards Bay (Buzzards Bay, MA)

Type:  Vertical Lift
Location: Buzzards Bay, MA
Owner: United States Army Corps of Engineers


Stafford Bandlow Engineering personnel have provided engineering services on multiple occasions during the past several years on the Vertical Lift Railway Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. SBE personnel worked directly with the contractor on the sheave replacement project in 2003, providing initial and final balance testing via the dynamic strain gage method and performing wire rope tension measurements.

SBE also performed strain gage balance testing and wire rope tension measurements as a sub-consultant during bridge inspections in 2006 and 2010 and measured rope tensions and directed rope tension adjustments for a contractor in 2014.

Results of all testing were documented in formal reports complete with procedures, calculations and test results.