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Route 20 Bridge Rehabilitation 

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.


Project Overview

Work on the Route 20 bridge over Elk Creek started on October 15, 2018, and involves replacing the existing steel beams, the concrete deck, and parapet. 

The bridge on Route 20 (Ridge Road) is located about one-quarter of a mile west of the intersection with Rice Avenue (Route 18) in Girard.

The project will also include the construction of new roadway approaches and updated guiderails.

Route 20 bridge beams Route 20 piers

The existing bridge, which is classified as poor condition, was built in 1952. The deck was rehabilitated in 1979. The bridge is used by approximately 8,100 vehicles a day, on average.

Project Updates


Lane restrictions will be in place later this month at the Route 20 (Ridge Road) Bridge over Elk Creek in Girard Township, Erie County.

The restrictions are necessary to complete work on the bridge in connection with a preservation project that started in 2018. The schedule calls for some periods of nighttime work.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on June 10, 2020 for a single day, weather permitting, and then starting June 15, 2020 for approximately two weeks. 

Project Contacts

Project Manager

Del Mizban
814-678-7025 |

Assistant Construction Executive

Doug Fry
814-678-7081 |

Press Officer

Jill Harry
814-678-5035 |