Replacement of Bridge E-8/Phillips Road over Fishkill Creek

East Fishkill, NY

HVEA provided the preliminary and final design services, hydraulic modeling and environmental permitting for the replacement of the existing E-8 Bridge, which carries the 2 lane Phillips Road over the Fishkill Creek.

Originally built in 1932, the existing bridge is a 38’-6” jack arch bridge supported on cast-in-place abutments. HVEA designed a replacement bridge that will take advantage of the existing wingwalls/abutments as cofferdams during construction. This allowed us to increase the width of the hydraulic opening, which was necessary as FEMA’s latest stream study indicated that the upstream end of the bridge was subject to pressure flow. Along with increasing the hydraulic opening width, the bridge and approach roadway will also be raised to provide freeboard during large storm events.

Since Fishkill Creek is a class C(T) stream, HVEA also acquired numerous environmental permits including:

  • Article 15 Stream Disturbance Permit
  • Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands Permit
  • US Coast Guard Section 9, Section 10 and Section 404 Permits
  • NYSDEC Section 401 Water Quality Certification

HVEA will also perform the construction inspection services for this project. A full closure is expected which will simplify construction and result in saving the County time and money.