Cambridge Springs Bridge Replacement
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, and relevant training.
The purpose of the project is to replace the bridge that carries Route 6 over French Creek in Cambridge Springs Borough, Crawford County. The bridge is located on Route 6 (Main Street) between the intersections with McClellan Street (Route 1006) and Route 408 (Church Street). The project will require a detour, which will be posted using Grant Street (Route 1025) and McClellan Street.
The project began on October 14, 2019 with improvements to the detour route. The bridge closed to trucks over the summer of 2019 and to all motor vehicles on November 1, 2019.
Construction includes replacement of the 203-foot-long steel truss bridge with a two-span concrete bridge. Work will also include new roadway approaches, paving, curb ramps, and sidewalks.
The new bridge is expected to be opened to pedestrians and vehicle traffic by October 30, 2020. The entire project is expected to be completed by December 7, 2020.
The existing bridge was built in 1901. It is classified as poor condition. Approximately 6,200 vehicles per day use the bridge, on average.
Work started on the demolition of the bridge on February 24, 2020, with the removal of the bridge deck, parapets, and sidewalks.
In connection with the work, a pedestrian detour was put into place using Railroad Street, Grant Street (Route 1025) and McClellan Street (Route 1006). A vehicle detour remains in place using Grant Street and McClellan Street.
The current 203-foot-long steel truss bridge is being demolished and replaced with a two-span concrete bridge. Work will also include new roadway approaches, paving, curb ramps, and sidewalks.
Assistant Construction Engineer