May 29, 2018
A Route 655 bridge in Union Township, Mifflin County, that’s been under construction as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, is complete and open to traffic. The bridge spans Alexander Run near the village of Kishacoquillas. Replacement of the bridge allows PennDOT to remove it from Mifflin County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Friday, May 25. Replacement work was performed by Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College, 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-75 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.