Bassett Engineering designed, bid, and supervised construction on Bundle 1 of the Lycoming County Bridge Bundling Program. The bridge bundling program is meant to upgrade local bridges at significantly lower costs than if each bridge was repaired or replaced individually. Cost savings result from the considerable economy of scale gained by building multiple bridges of the same type under one contract. Bassett Engineering conducted a feasibility study considering a wide variety of bridge types to determine the optimum structure for each location. This program also involved a steering committee of the seventeen municipalities, PennDOT, PADEP, PA Fish & Boat, and the Lycoming County Conservation District.
The project is split into four bundles: each bundle consists of 3 to 5 bridges of the same structure type. The Feasibility Study began in July 2020. Bundle 1 was designed in 2020 and early 2021 and constructed in 2021. Bundles 2 and 3 are being designed in 2021 and will be constructed in 2022. Bundle 4 will be designed in 2022 and constructed in 2023.
Bundle 1: Aluminum Box Culverts
Aluminum Box Culverts (ALBC’s) offer the greatest hydraulic opening at the lowest cost for any full highway traffic-rated structure for spans up to 20 – 25 feet.
- Eldred Township, Calebs Creek Road
- Hepburn Township, Klump Road
- Limestone Township, Mill Road
- Muncy Township, Auchmuty Road
Scroll down below to see all the bridges that were completed in Bundle 1 of the Lycoming County Bridge Bundling Program.