North Bank Bridge


Photo credit: Bill Damon

Photo credit: Bill Damon (cropped)

Highly irregular 700 foot long pedestrian bridge in Boston, MA. The steel trusses sweep above and below the deck in response to the site constraints, including commuter rail tracks and the Millers River. To control vibrations, the structure has a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) deck made composite with the steelwork. The bridge was opened in July, 2012.

Conceptual design was done in collaboration with Buro Happold and Julian Hakes.

This project was presented by Mr. Greenwold at the 2011 International Bridge Conference and at Footbridge 2011. The bridge was published in the proceedings of both conferences as well as in Bridge Design & Engineering magazine and the IBC 2013 conference magazine. The project received the ACEC 2013 Honor Award.

Role: Principal Engineer with Ammann & Whitney

  • Moving Together Conference 2014 (MassDOT and APBP)
  • ABX2014 (BSA)
  • Northeastern University 2014
  • BSCE 2013
  • SENH 2013
  • MassDOT 2012
  • 2011 International Bridge Conference
  • Footbridge 2011
Construction video