Bassett Engineering was honored to participate in the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Lycoming County Bridge Bundling Program this Tuesday. The program involves repair and replacement of seventeen locally owned bridges across the County to be administered in four bundles. Construction of Bundle 1, coinsisting of four aluminum box culverts, is beginning with Mill Road in Limestone Township. The deteriorating existing steel plate pipe culvert will be replaced with an aluminum box culvert set on concrete footers with Aluminum structural plate headwalls and wingwalls. The aluminum box culverts are supplied by Contech Engineered Solutions and will be installed by Wolyniec Construction of Williamsport, PA.
Bassett Engineering was selected to design the project less than a year ago and was able to beat the project delivery schedule provided in the RFP by an entire year. The bridge design package is unique, ensuring the bridge bundle would be large enough to obtain cost savings, yet also small enough to allow local contractors to compete in the bid process. The overall design of the bundling program is not just about constructing new bridges but saving money to build even more bridges in the future. Bassett Engineering takes great pride in serving our home county on this landmark project.
See articles about the groundbreaking at the links below