Centre County Bridge replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership
BOGGS TOWNSHIP – Construction for a bridge on Little Marsh Creek Road (Route 1002), in Boggs Township, Centre County, is complete and the bridge is now open to traffic.
The bridge spans a branch of Little Marsh Creek, near the village of Yarnell. It’s been under construction as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
Replacement of the bridge eliminates the 34 and 40-ton weight limit postings and allows PennDOT to remove it from Centre County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Aug. 28. Replacement work was performed by Nestlerode Contracting Co., Inc. of Lock Haven.
The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan.
This bridge is referred to as JV-29 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.
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years.
The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impacts on motorists.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov.
Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at www.parapidbridges.com.