Elkland Township, McCarty Ridge Road
Bassett Engineering is excited to announce the completion of the new bridge on McCarty Ridge Road in Elkland Township. The new bridge replaced a 12-foot span, steel beam bridge with a 24-ft span, precast concrete arch over an unnamed tributary to Elk Creek. The new bridge was assembled from 4 precast arch segments and is set at an 81-degree skew to the McCarty Ridge Road passing overtop. The bridge also includes 4 precast wing walls specially designed to promote smooth hydraulic behavior of the curving mountain stream passing through the structure. Elkland Township purchased the precast arch from an approved supplier and Performance Construction installed the same along with completing approximately 350 LF of roadway regrading through the area. The arch itself, headwalls, wing walls, and wing wall footers were precast concrete. The arch manufacturer also supplied precast ’Express’ concrete forms for the foundations, within which the contractor completed the cast-in-place foundation on site. The foundations for the arches and wing walls were set into the bedrock stream bottom and locked in place with flowable fill. The bridge is capped with precast headwalls which are mounted with a PennDOT-approved Guide Rail system including all traffic control signage/delineators. The work also included installing E&S measures, diverting stream flows, protecting existing utilities, demolishing and removing the existing bridge, returning selected components to Township, and properly disposing of the remainder. The project included a detailed Traffic Controlled Plan, and other incidental site grading, drainage design, and other pertinent work to restore the site to its original condition. Bassett Engineering designed, bid, and provided construction inspection services while Performance Construction of Postville, Pa completed the construction of the new bridge.