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A. Piatt Andrew Bridge Bronze Doors Restoration

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Gloucester, MA

2015

 

The four bronze doors on the bridge over the Annisquam River were installed in the 1950s. Sculpted by John Francis Paramino and cast by the foundry T.F. McGann & Sons, there are two designs, both cast in duplicate. One design depicts a portrait in profile of A. Piatt Andrew – the statesman who the bridge is named after – and the other illustrates scenes of fishermen and the harbor. Working in collaboration with Cianbro Corporation during the major rehabilitation of the bridge, we restored the bronze doors by cleaning them down to the original metal surface and applying a new patina and protective coatings. We also inventoried the doors and door components and repaired the door frames and other damaged components. We reinstalled these beautiful works of art in 2015.

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