Chester County, PA
January 2011- November 2011
This $4.2 million bridge replacement contract, for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, involved replacing a single-span bridge with a two-span steel bridge to prepare for future widening of the Turnpike. The project also included roadwork to construct approaches to the new bridge along with grading and drainage work for two new rain gardens and an infiltration trench involved with new storm water management facilities.
Key Challenges & Project Details
- Worksite was located on the highly traveled corridor between the Downingtown and Valley Forge Interchanges.
- The contract allowed for a total of two very short term complete closures of the Turnpike: to remove structural steel during the demolition phase and to erect structural steel during the construction phase.
- Existing steel had to be removed during one four-hour time frame and the new steel had to be placed during one five-hour time frame, both to be done only on Saturday nights.
Gold Boot Award - Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission