Construction to begin on new bridge in Springfield Township

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Construction on the bridge carrying Pennsylvania Avenue over Sandy Run in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, was scheduled to start  the week of July 30. The project is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement project.

The Pennsylvania Avenue bridge averages over 12,800 daily vehicles. Built in 1927, the single-span concrete, T-beam bridge will be replaced with a new single-span box beam bridge. Replacement work will be performed by Chicago-based Walsh Construction.

The bridge is referred to as JV-217 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.

Construction of the bridge is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Through the $889-million Rapid Bridge Replacement project, the state transportation department will replace 558 structurally deficient bridges around the state.

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