Bassett Engineering was honored to participate in the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Lycoming County Bridge Bundling Program: Bundle 3. The program in total involves the repair and replacement of seventeen locally owned bridges across Lycoming County. The Lycoming County Commissioners and County Transportation Planning and Development staff, Bassett Engineering, and the local municipal bridge owners gathered in Montgomery to kick off the construction of Bundle 3. To view the informational booklet for the Groundbreaking event please click HERE.
Bundle 3 of the Lycoming County Bridge Bundling Program consists of five (5) all-new Geosynthetic Reinforced Soils Integrated Bridge Systems (GRS-IBS). After conducting an extensive feasibility study, Bassett Engineering determined GRS-IBS to be the best structure type for these sites. Bundle 3 bridges consist entirely of geosynthetic reinforced soil foundations and abutments, combined with precast concrete beams and cast-in-place concrete decks. GRS abutments are suitable where stream velocities do not exceed 12 feet per second. These conditions are fairly common on tributaries in the floodplain of larger streams, mountain plateaus, and downstream wetlands, lakes, and ponds.
Total construction cost for Bundle totals $2,015,000.00. Rylind Construction Company, Inc is constructing the Bundle.
New GRS-IBS bridges will be installed at the following locations:
- Montgomery Park Road, Montgomery Borough
- Zinck Road, Mifflin Township
- Winner Lane, Gamble Township
- Penn Drive, Wolf Township
- Logue Hill, Penn Township