August 16, 2017
The Garards Fort Road (Route 2011) bridge, which spans Coal Lick Run in Franklin Township, Greene County, that’s been under construction as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, is complete and open to traffic. Replacement of the bridge allows PennDOT to remove it from Greene County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Tuesday, August 15. Replacement work was performed by A. Merante Contracting, Inc. of Pittsburgh, PA.
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-511 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.