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​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.

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Project Overview

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 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 overall construction schedule for the bridge has been adjusted. The new bridge is expected to open in the spring after the final asphalt paving is complete. Work on the curb ramps, sidewalks and pavement markings is also anticipated to be complete in spring 2021.

The existing bridge was built in 1901. It is classified as poor condition. Approximately 6,200 vehicles per day use the bridge, on average.


Project Updates

04-02-21

The final phase of the work on the bridge deck is expected to start April 6, 2021, weather permitting. 

The bridge is tentatively scheduled to open mid-June 2021. The project is expected to be completed by early July 2021.

03-03-21

A portion of the detour on McClellan Street (Route 1006) was damaged over the weekend due to a water main break between Forest Street and the intersection with Grant Street (Route 1025).

While temporary roadways repairs have been made, drivers are asked to avoid in that area until long-term repairs are completed later this week. The work will require lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers. 

11-04-20

Placement of the second span of beams on the southern end of the bridge is expected to take place November 11, 2020, weather permitting. 

Through the week of November 9 to 13, 2020, motorists may encounter flaggers, traffic delays and possible stoppages, in the area of the bridge, especially at the intersection of Route 6 (Main Street) and Route 408 (Church Street).


10-09-20

Placement of the first span of beams on the northern side of the bridge is expected to take place October 12, 2020, weather permitting. The work that day will require some traffic delays and possible stoppages between the bridge and the intersection of Route 6 and Route 19.

The second span of beams on the southern end of the bridge is expected to be placed starting November 4, 2020. During that work, traffic delays and stoppages may occur between the bridge and the intersection of Route 6 and Route 408.

Once the beams are in place, work will move to pouring the concrete deck, barriers, and roadway approaches. 

The overall construction schedule for the bridge has been adjusted. The new bridge is expected to open in the spring after the final asphalt paving is complete. Work on the curb ramps, sidewalks and pavement markings is also anticipated to be complete in spring 2021.

2-19-20

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.



Project Contacts

Project Manager

Brian Heeter
814-813-5026 | bheeter@pa.gov

Assistant Construction Engineer

Marcus Cramer
814-678-7126 | marccramer@pa.gov 

Press Officer

Jill Harry
814-678-5035 | jharry@pa.gov