KARTHAUS – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) updated motorists Monday on preservation work to the Karthaus Truss bridge.
The bridge spans the west branch of the Susquehanna River on Route 879 in Burnside Township, Centre County, and Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, is 410 feet long, dates from 1937 and carries an average of 1,050 vehicles daily.
PennDOT expects to lift the 35-mile detour and open one lane to traffic by the close of business Sept. 28. Temporary traffic signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern where drivers take turns crossing the bridge via the open lane. This pattern will remain in place until project completion in late October.
Work remaining on this project includes guide rail installation, deck texturization and painting. Completed work includes hydro demolition of the existing surface, pressure washing and application of a latex overlay.
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