The 92-year-old bridge over Browns Run on Route 27 in Brokenstraw is nearing its life’s end.
(Image courtesy PennDOT.)
Work is scheduled to begin Sept. 8, 2020, weather permitting, to replace the existing reinforced concrete bridge with a single span precast reinforced concrete box culvert, as well as new roadway approaches, PennDOT announced Aug. 31.
The replacement work will require a detour, expected to be in place for four weeks, which will be posted using Route 6, Route 62, and Route 69. Drivers should be alert for possible traffic pattern shifts and lane restrictions with traffic controlled by flaggers.
The new bridge is expected to be opened by Oct. 2, 2020. Work on the overall project is expected to be completed two weeks later.
The existing bridge was built in 1928 and is classified as poor condition. Approximately 1,700 vehicles a day use the bridge, on average.
The contractor is Horizon Construction Group of Sandy Lake, PA. The contract cost is $392,700, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.