Jason Layman, a civil engineer supervisor for PennDOT's Indiana-based District 10, recently received an award for Outstanding New Major Bridge from the Susquehanna Chapter of the Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD).
The Margiotti Bridge won the 2018 ABCD Award for Outstanding New Major Bridge due to its structure design complexity including haunched girders, architectural facing. and large piers with deep foundations. PennDOT also earned the award due to District 10's critical coordination with Punxsutawney Borough, Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad, and the United State Army Corps of Engineers.
"This was my first complex project as project manager, and I am very excited to have received this award," Layman said. "This project was full of complexities, including coordination with B&P Railroad regarding vertical and horizontal clearances for the railroad. This was also the first Chapter 408 Permit District 10 was fully engaged with, and the correspondence and coordination with USACE allowed us to be successful in obtaining the 408 Permit in nine months. This project was very challenging and was exciting to work on and be a part of."
The Margiotti Bridge is an overview deck truss bridge located on State Route 436 in Punxsutawney.