With plans underway for the renovation of its Bergin substation, which is a part of a network of substations operated by the Farmington Electric Utility Service, a Request for Proposals has been issued to build a new bridge leading to that station.
The City of Farmington, which owns the Farmington Electric Utility Services, has issued the RFP for a project that will see a new irrigation bridge crossing the Citizens Ditch in Bloomfield.
Bloomfield, some 14 miles to the east of Farmington, is part of the larger service area covered by the utility company.
Farmington city officials say studies conducted on an existing bridge crossing the ditch revealed that it is not sturdy enough to accommodate the large equipment and loads that will be needed when work on the Bergin substation, located off of Bergin Lane, finally begins.
The new bridge will be located some 100 feet upstream from the existing bridge structure.
According to city documents, required material to be used for construction of the new bridge includes surface powder coated steel for the structure’s pedestrian railings, barrier gates, and base plates.
The Farmington-based Souder, Miller & Associates is the engineer for the project.
Farmington Electric Utility Services has nearly forty substations, and has been in the process of upgrading some of the existing stations that are a part of the utility’s network, a process that usually takes around two years from the planning stage to completion.
The bridge project RFP has a submission deadline of September 9.
By Garry Boulard
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