American Venice Bridges

LKB completed a design and is currently providing engineering services for the replacement of two historic bridges over a canal on the south shore of Long Island, commonly referred to as the Venetian Shores. Each bridge provides the only access to the approximately 900 homes on each island. The existing bridges are posted for 12 tons, which limits truck traffic and emergency response vehicles to the area. The need for the bridge replacements was highlighted during the flooding that occurred in the area during Superstorm Sandy. The project is federally funded and is being administered by the Town of Babylon, along with the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR). LKB completed preliminary and final design, and is providing construction support and construction inspection services. LKB worked with the local community and SHPO to replicate the concrete arch structures, along with the intricate concrete parapets, which were originally designed to look like a typical bridge found in Venice.

Services Provided

Construction Management / Administration & Inspection, Structural Engineering / Bridge Design

Location

Babylon, NY

Client

Town of Babylon

Completion

Ongoing

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