Tuesday, January 10, 2012

PA Bridge Overview

“In 2011 we completed several key structure projects. In Chambersburg, bridge crews finished the final phase of each three-span bridge over the Conococheague Creek. Additionally, SR 737 in Berks County and Garfield Road over Big Chiques Creek in Lancaster County were constructed. We recently replaced the superstructure on SR 1006, Rakers Mill Road, in Dauphin County, a two-span bridge redeck. SR 3001 on Emmitsburg Road was a complete two-span bridge replacement over Marsh Creek.  Our project management staff continues to grow and expand its capabilities as they take conceptual plans and turn them into successful construction projects for these design/builds. We recently completed construction of the Eberts Lane bridge over I-83 in York and once reopened to traffic, will begin demolition and reconstruction of the Sherman Street overpass bridge this winter. Moving into next season, we have several projects in startup mode including a single span bridge replacement in Windsor, and a single span bridge on SR 897 in Lancaster County which was washed out during the flood. Expanding our customer base beyond PennDOT, our bridge backlog includes two pedestrian bridges at Swatara State Park, a project on which we are teamed with the site division, and a three-span pedestrian bridge over the Codorus Creek in Emigsville. In May of 2012 we will construct a new pier for the bridge replacement at Loganville over I-83 and by fall the abutments and deck will become available for construction as well. As noted on our active projects list, we continue to grow and capture a new market share with our bridge beam and culvert erection capabilities, performing many of these jobs both for ourselves and a broad base of outside customers. Our backlog for 2012 structure work is promising and we look forward to building upon that.”

Fred Thompson, Pennsylvania Bridge Division Manager