Project Overview

Location: Lowell, MA
Client: MassDOT
Prime Consultant: HNTB
Cost: N/A
Date Completed: N/A

Rourke Bridge Replacement Project

Urban Idea Lab is serving as bridge architects on a multi-disciplinary team for the replacement of the Rourke Bridge in Lowell, Massachusetts. The existing bridge was built in 1983 as a temporary structure and, carrying about 27,000 vehicles per day, is an essential transportation link over the Merrimack River for vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Additionally, the Merrimack River is one of the country’s premier rowing venues and the team is working to design the bridge deck and piers to enhance the experience for both racers and spectators. UIL is developing overlooks of the river to take advantage of both the many active river uses and the natural scenery along its edges.