National Steel Bridge Alliance

Sewalls Falls Bridge

Merit Award Winner—Medium Span

Crossing the Merrimack River, the Sewalls Falls Bridge is a vital link to the local four-season recreational area. Designed to last the next 100 years, the bridge pays homage to the 100-year-old truss bridge that it replaced by repurposing a number of the original bridge's truss sections into the new Heritage Park.

“Integrating a bridge into the environment is a big challenge,” said Amber Blanchard, PE, Minnesota Department of Transportation, a judge in the competition. "The project team accepted that challenge and pulled it off really well."

Prize Bridge Information

  • Year Awarded: 2018
  • Location: Concord, NH
  • Award Class: Medium Span
  • Designer/EOR: McFarland Johnson
  • Fabricator: Casco Bay Steel Structures, Inc. (AISC Member/AISC Certified)
  • Owner: City of Concord, New Hampshire
  • General Contractor: E.D. Swett, Inc.
  • Detailer: Tensor Engineering (AISC Member)