July 18, 2018
A Route 449 (South Brookland Road) bridge in Potter 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 Buckseller
Run in Ulysses Township. Replacing the bridge allows PennDOT to remove it from the list of bridges in “poor” condition.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Tuesday, July 17. Replacement work was performed by Walsh Construction II.
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-86 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.