Wagman Heavy Civil Project

Harvey Taylor Bridge

  • Location

    Harrisburg, PA

  • Duration

    June 2001 – August 2004

This was a $28.9 million reconstruction project on the Harvey Taylor Bridge which crosses the Susquehanna River. The project involved widening the steel superstructure, re-decking the entire structure, painting the steel superstructure, applying a latex modified concrete overlay and replacing the bridge bearings on the existing piers. Wagman replaced the 4,900-foot long concrete-filled steel grid deck. Because of the large number of commuters driving into and out of the state capital, the bridge could not be closed down during workdays.

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Removed and replaced over 220,000 square feet of concrete-filled steel grid decking
  • Total bridge closures, necessary to perform major portions of work, were only permitted during nights and weekends
  • Wagman modified its work schedule to restrict deck and bearing replacements to only weekends
  • Replaced grid deck on weekends and evenings, never disrupting workday traffic
  • Wagman used its concrete mobile mixer truck fleet to furnish rapid setting concrete for a paritial in-fill of the bridge deck and for a final modified concrete wearing surface
  • Harvey Taylor Bridge was Wagman’s 16th bridge project over the Susquehanna River