“Your workers’ superb professionalism and “can do” spirit to get the job done were instrumental to reopening the road in just 14 hours. I was privileged to witness the professionalism and hard work that everyone accomplished under pressure. I returned to the site Tuesday afternoon with the Governor and briefed him on the accomplishments of the previous day. Your workers’ efforts and positive attitudes are shining examples of what the people of the State of Rhode Island can expect when we work together.”

William F. Bundy – RIDOT Director

“I want to express my sincere thanks and commendation for the truly wonderful effort shown by you and your staff in response to the Route 6 pedestrian bridge collapse. Under very difficult circumstances, your performance was, indeed, exemplary.”

Governor Lincoln Almond

“I wish to extend my congratulations to all of the Aetna Bridge employees involved in the successful completion of the first phase of the Washington Bridge and the opening of the Miantonomi Bridge! Only a few months ago, both projects faced technical problems that may have prevented a scheduled and promised opening. Your staff, working closely with RIDOT employees and the Department’s Consultants, not only solved the engineering issues, but continued to maintain the cooperation and pride of accomplishment necessary to reach a almost insurmountable goal.”

James R. Capaldi, P.E. – RIDOT Chief Engineer

“I would like to personally congratulate you and all the workers of your company on the work performed on the viaduct. This bridge because of its design had a number of significant challenges. You and your company not only met those challenges, but also dealt with them in an expeditious manner. Congratulations again on a superb job!”

John Douglas Barr, II – Representative – District 59

“Aetna Bridge performed significant structural steel repairs on the Bourne & Sagamore Bridges. The work was performed in accordance with the contract specifications and with excellent workmanship. The contract was completed in a timely fashion. Aetna Bridge field staff, led by their Project Manager Rick McGinn, was knowledgeable, easy to work with, and dedicated. Safety was a priority with Aetna Bridge and there were no significant injuries on the project.”

Nathan Mangelson – Project Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers

“Our experience with Aetna was one in which we were very pleased with the work that was done, the crew who worked on the project and the amount of communication we received throughout the project….Aetna also was accommodating with respect to having the project completed by a certain date due to closure issue with the bridge and transportation problems with local school busing. The issue was not their doing but a delay in the relocation of a has line by the utilities that backed up the start of the project and the start date for Aetna to do their work. Despite this problem and another issue with a culvert and water pipe that had to be field engineered, Aetna still brought the project to an early completion and within budget.”

Steven A. Sette – Town Administrator, Town of Hopedale, MA

“This letter is to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts that Aetna Bridge Company made to complete the first phase of the RITBA 17-3 Newport/Pell Bridge East Approach Deck Rehabilitation ahead of schedule and on budget. I believe that only an experienced, disciplined, and well managed contractor could have taken on a challenge like this, and Aetna Bridge demonstrated competence and expertise in doing so. Aetna’s commitment to safety and quality was not sacrificed in meeting the first phase deadline. Aetna Bridge’s collaboration and cooperation with RITBA and our engineering consultants to accelerate the work and to avoid delays was appreciated.”

Eric Offenberg, P.E. – Director of Engineering, RITBA

“The work on the bridge was the most organized and efficient base construction project I have ever seen. The work started on time, finished early, and I always saw activity on the bridge, never idle workers or long waits on material. Also, we were kept very well informed on the overall plan for the project. Thanks to those that planned, organized, and executed this project! Well done.”

Jack E. Davis CDR, SWOS, N73 – US Navy