Nathaniel Thomas Mill Bridge

Hanson, MA


www-galvanizeit-org-project-gallery-uploads-images-EA_Logo_2001-150x151Hanson citizens used to walk on a sidewalk and cross a stream by way of a major highway to visit a public park and the Nathaniel Thomas Mill. Not only was this an inconvenience, but a safety hazard as well. An Eagle Scout candidate saw that a bridge connecting the park and the mill, would make it easier and safer for the people of Hanson to enjoy that 306-year-old mill, and adopted it as his project.

Considering the need for longevity and blending in with the mill and the surrounding environment, the architect designed a steel-frame footbridge with wooden rails. Since the footbridge spans a small stream, the issue of corrosion prevention was apparent and hot-dip galvanizing was the logical choice.

Duncan provided the galvanizing at no charge to assist in this project.