Penn Township, Lycoming County
COMPLETED: Summer 2014
Winner of PSATS 33rd Annual Bridge and Road Safety Improvement Award.
The Projects included:
- Temple Road: New 41’ long x 11’ wide x 7’ high aluminum box culvert
- Derr Road: New 32’ long x 11’ wide x 7’ high aluminum box culvert
- Logue Hill Road: New 24’ long x 20’ wide x 11’ high precast concrete arch bridge
- Rishel Hollow Road: Repairs to the concrete superstructure and substructure of the existing bridge
This bundle identified several bridges in Penn Township, Lycoming County, that were structurally deficient and that needed to be replaced or repaired. With the availability of outside funds limited, Penn Township supervisors decided to bundle the “worst conditioned” bridges together and use Act 13 impact fees to replace them.
On Logue Hill Road, the existing structure was a 19′ long x 16′ wide x 10′ high stone masonry arch bridge over Beaver Run. The new structure is a 24′ long x 20′ wide x 11′ high precast concrete arch bridge that was pre-manufactured by CONSPAN. The entire structure, including wing walls, parapets, legs, footings, and the arch was made of precast concrete. The footings utilized an Express Foundation System which utilizes precast concrete cells, including rebar, filled with cast-in-place concrete to provide substantial weight and cost savings.
On Temple and Derr Road, the project included the complete demolition, removal, and replacement of undersized, weight-limit posted bridges in serious conditions, as well as associated minor stream channel improvements (riprap, rough grading, etc.) and +-100′ of dirt and gravel roadway restoration for each site. For Temple Road, the original 32′ long x 6.2′ wide x 7′ high steel railroad tanker culvert was replaced with a new 40.5′ long x 11′ wide x 6.5 high aluminum box culvert. On Derr Road, the existing 32′ long x 6′ wide x 6.5′ high steel railroad tanker culvert was replaced with a new 31.5′ long x 11′ wide x 6.5′ high aluminum box culvert. This project entailed the replacement of the existing bridges, bank stabilization, and roadway safety improvements including guiderail.