The Elm Street Bridge Replacement is one in a package of four bridge replacements that comprise the Scranton Local Bridge Project. PennDOT, with the support of the City of Scranton, will replace the Elm Street Bridge, which runs over the Lackawanna River in Lackawanna County. The existing structure is a 2-span prestressed (non-composite) adjacent box beam bridge with existing sidewalks built in 1958.
This bridge rehabilitation will alleviate any current weight restrictions and provide a structure that meets current design standards with a two-lane bridge with sidewalks. This project will also include pavement resurfacing along Elm Street from South Washington Avenue to 3rd Avenue.
Project Update: 06-05-2020
Fieldwork for the Elm Street Bridge Replacement Project is anticipated to begin the week of Monday, June 8, 2020. Susquehanna Civil Engineering, Inc. will be in the vicinity of the Elm Street Bridge to collect “Survey and Mapping” of the bridge, roadway, and river. These activities will support Preliminary Design Activities for this bridge replacement. The survey activities are anticipated to last 1 to 2 weeks.
Project Update: August 2020
As of August 2020, bridge surveying of the Elm Street, Parker Street and North Main Avenue Bridges is complete. The purpose of bridge surveying is to gather existing mapping, utility and drainage information to complete preliminary design for each bridge replacement.
The next step for the Elm Street, Parker Street and North Main Avenue Bridges is to a develop line and grade, which establishes the route and elevation of the roadway. The line and grade of roadways, along with the utilities constructed within them, will be evaluated to determine potential impacts and/or utility relocations for each bridge.