Bridge Construction

Bridge construction has formed the core of Wyman & Simpson’s business since we were founded in 1924. Over the years we have built more than 100 bridges of steel, stone, concrete and composite beam design. Among of our earliest bridges were the iconic arched stone bridges that are the showpieces of Acadia National Park’s carriage paths, built for the Rockefeller family in the 1930s. In 2011, we completed construction on the nation’s first multi-span hybrid composite beam bridge, a 540-foot long by 32-foot wide Knickerbocker Bridge that spans the Back River, a tidal area in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. We have also completed two “bridges in a backpack” – the innovative composite beam bridge system recently developed by the University of Maine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center. We are equally experienced with new construction, rehabilitation, reconstruction and value engineering projects with both in-water and on-land foundations and have built structures in the most challenging environments including environmentally sensitive sites, tidal areas and rugged terrain.