September 07, 2017
A Route 44 (Steer Brook Road) bridge, which spans the South Branch of Oswayo Creek in Hebron Township, about a mile southeast of the village of Hebron Center, Potter County is complete and open to traffic. The bridge has been under construction as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. With replacement complete, PennDOT can remove it from Potter County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Wednesday, September 6. Replacement work was performed by Robert J. Cummins (Bob Cummins Construction Company) of Bradford, 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-81 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.