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PA Bridge Replacement Project Nears Completion

Friday, August 2, 2019

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is nearing completion of its Rapid Bridge Replacement project with commencing work on the last bridge in the program. The state department is working with development partner Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners on the endeavor.

There are currently seven bridges still under construction, The Rapid Bridge Replacement project was intended to improve 558 bridges rated in poor condition across the state.

Rapid Bridge Replacement History

In November, in a report presented by the Pennsylvania State Council, speaking on behalf of the the Central Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the infrastructure of the state of Pennsylvania was given a C-, averaging grades for bridges, dams, passenger rail and other infrastructure.

The report noted that the overall grade of C- “reflects the same letter grade as the 2014 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure, indicating that while some aspects of our state’s infrastructure have improved, others have degraded.” That was due to many pieces of infrastructure serving well beyond its intended lifespan. One method to remediate this issue was the implementation of the bridge replacement program.

PennDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is nearing completion of its Rapid Bridge Replacement project with commencing work on the last bridge in the program. The state department is working with development partner Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners on the endeavor.

In October 2014, the contract for the work was awarded to Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, comprised of the Plenary Group, The Walsh Group, Granite Construction Company and HDR Engineering.

Recent Developments

PennDOT and Plenary Walsh started work on the bridge that carries Coleman Road over CSX in Straban Township, Adams County, on July 8. Work is slated for completion in the fall.

“We are excited to begin work on the final bridge of this innovative P3 project,” said Ed Dice, Head of Delivery, Plenary Group.

“Beginning construction on the 558th bridge is a significant milestone that highlights years of hard work on the PA RBR project. The partnering approach between PWKP and PennDOT has been, and will continue to be, instrumental in completing the few remaining bridges in this first-of-its-kind program.”

For this the $899 million project, PWKP has designed, constructed, financed and will continue to maintain the bridges. Walsh Infrastructure Management will provide maintenance for the next 25 years once the structures are complete.

“Starting work on the 558th bridge is the latest milestone for our partnerships across all levels of this historic joint venture,” said David Casey, president of Walsh Construction’s heavy civil division. “From PennDOT and project stakeholders to construction teams, subcontractors and community partners, we are all working hand-in-hand to improve Pennsylvania’s infrastructure.”

   

Tagged categories: Bridges; Government; Government contracts; Infrastructure; NA; North America; Program/Project Management; Public-private partnerships (P3); Rehabilitation/Repair; Transportation

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