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County Bridge Projects
The following are major bridge initiatives currently underway in F&O (this list will be updated quarterly):​
  • Schaeffer Road a/k/a Blandon Bridge (53A)
    Maidencreek Township
    Schaeffer Road over the Maiden Creek
    ​The project will entail the complete replacement of the existing two-span structure with a single span, pre-stressed concrete spread box beam bridge with new abutments and pedestrian sidewalks.  The project is currently completing Final Design, pending final clearances for utilities, right-of-way acquisition and inspection services during construction.  This project is currently scheduled to be let for bids via PennDOT's ECMS system in November 2017.
     
  • Fisher Mill Road a/k/a Manatawny Bridge (58B)
    Oley Township
    Fisher Mill Road over the Manatawny Creek
    ​The project will entail the complete replacement of the existing structure with a single span, pre-stressed concrete spread box beam bridge with new abutments and widened shoulders to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. The approach roadways will also be realigned in order to mitigate curves and line-of-sight issues at the bridge. The project is currently completing Final Design, pending final clearances for utilities, right-of-way acquisition and inspection services during construction. This project is currently scheduled to be let for bids via PennDOT's ECMS system in January 2018.
     
  • Dreibelbis Station Covered Wooden Bridge Rehabilitation (46B)
    Greenwich Township
    Covered Bridge Road over the Maiden Creek
    The project will entail the full-scale rehabilitation and strengthening of the historic asset by removing the timber barn, augmenting the substructure with steel I-beams, completely rehabilitating or replacing the timber elements where necessary and reassembling the bridge. The project is currently entering Final Design and is pursuing final clearances for cultural/historical impacts, utilities, right-of-way acquisition and inspection services during construction. This project is currently scheduled to be let for bids via PennDOT's ECMS system in December 2017.​
     
  • Peach Street Bridge (10B)
    Kutztown Borough
    Peach Street over the Sacony Creek
    The project will entail the complete replacement of the existing structure with a new bridge with replaced abutments and pedestrian sidewalks. The project is currently in Preliminary Engineering and is navigating the cultural/historical clearances associated with the bridge's location and designation as a contributing resource to the Kutztown Historic District. This project is currently scheduled to be let for bids via PennDOT's ECMS system in December 2019.
     
  • Hartz Mill Bridge (38A)
    Caernarvon Township
    Mill Road over the Conestoga Creek
    The project will entail the replacement of the existing superstructure and deck with select repairs to the abutments and approach roadways. The project is currently completing Final Design, pending final clearances for utilities, right-of-way acquisition and inspection services during construction. This project is currently scheduled to be let for bids via PennDOT's ECMS system in February 2018.​
     
  • Fisher Mill Bridge (County Bridge 34A)
    Amity Township
    Blacksmith Road over the Manatawny Creek
    The project will entail the replacement of the existing superstructure and deck with select repairs to the abutments and approach roadways. The project is currently completing Final Design, pending final clearances for utilities and inspection services during construction. This project is currently scheduled to be let for bids via PennDOT's ECMS system in November 2017.
     
  • County Line Road a/k/a Burkey's Bridge
    Washington Township
    County Line Road over the NW Branch of the Perkiomen Creek
    The project will entail the complete replacement of the existing structure with a single span, pre-stressed concrete spread box beam bridge with new abutments and realigned approach roadways in order to mitigate curves and line-of-sight issues at the bridge. The project is currently in Preliminary Engineering and is scheduled to be let for bids via PennDOT's ECMS system in October 2018.
     
  • Zettlemoyer's Bridge (46G)
    Greenwich Township
    Long Lane over the Maiden Creek
    The project will entail a limited rehabilitation to the existing steel truss bridge to restore it to a minimum of 10 Ton posted weight limit. The project is currently amid Final Design, pending final approvals of the structure plans, environmental permitting and right-of-way acquisition. This project is currently scheduled to be let for bids via the County's Invitation to Bid process in November 2017.
     
  • Swamp Creek Bridge (40C)
    Colebrookdale Township
    Schlegel Road over the Swamp Creek
    The project will entail the demolition and removal of the existing asset in conjunction with the removal of a nearby Township-owned bridge and approach roadways. The project is currently in Preliminary Engineering. This project is currently scheduled to be let for bids via the County's Invitation to Bid process in March 2018​​.
     
  • Wiley's Bridge (59A)
    Ontelaunee Township
    Bowers Road over the Maiden Creek
    The project will entail a limited rehabilitation to the existing historic steel truss bridge to restore it to a weight sufficiency to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists only. The project is currently pursuing grant funding for this initiative and the design and construction phases will be determined thereafter.