August 20, 2018
Clearfield, PA – A Route 6 (Port Allegany Road) bridge, spanning Dingman Run in Coudersport, Potter County is complete and open to traffic. The bridge has been under construction since early August as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of the bridge will remove it from the list of bridges in “poor” condition.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Friday, August 17. 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-79 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. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impacts on motorists.