Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bridge Over Bushkill Creek Reopens in Forks

The Main Street/Uhler Road Bridge over the Bushkill Creek is has reopened in Tatamy Borough and Forks Township after being closed for replacement for just over two years.

The old structurally deficient three-span steel I-beam bridge has been replaced with a three-span concrete box-beam bridge, PennDOT said in an announcement of the reopening.

Due to significant deterioration, the Main Street/Uhler Road Bridge over Bushkill Creek was closed in May 2011. Work began to replace the bridge in August 2011, and during construction the road remained closed with traffic being detoured on Sullivan Trail, Main Street, Route 191 and Walnut Street.

Easton's Bi-State Construction Co. Inc. was the general contractor on the $2,692,255 project and finished the project on schedule, PennDOT said.

The old bridge was constructed in 1941 and was 189 feet long, 23 feet wide. The
new bridge is 195 feet long and 42 feet wide.

Main Street/Uhler Road has an average daily traffic volume of 7,725 vehicles.

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