December 07, 2018
Dunmore, PA – The new bridge carrying Route 11 (Main Street) over Salt Lick Creek in New Milford Township, Susquehanna 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.
The new bridge opened to three travel lanes on Thursday, December 6. Replacement work for this bridge was performed by Walsh Construction II of Chicago, IL.
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-144 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.