August 24, 2018
A Route 53 (Morrisdale Allport Highway) bridge in Morris Township, Clearfield 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 this bridge allows PennDOT to remove it from the state’s structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Friday, August 24. It spans Emigh Run, near the village of Morrisdale. Replacement work was performed by Clearwater Construction, Inc. of Mercer, 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-36 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.