Boy Scout Camp Bridge Replacement
Am I correct in assuming this work will not be done by the end of May for the powwow?
PennDOT is basically giving away a historic 1892 truss bridge up in Bradford (Transport, environmental permitting, engineering hydraulics studies at Deer Creek, abutment design/construction, fresh coat of paint, etc obviously not included) https://www.paprojectpath.org/penndot-crm/bridges/bridges-for-sale/county-and-municipally-owned/bradford-16-bridge They did a similar thing with the Zoarsville Station Bridge at the Boy Scout Camp Tuscazoar in Ohio. Turned out to be a pretty cool win-win situation. http://www.tuscazoar.org/zsb.html
I spent many summers here as a Boy Scout! I can also remember spending an xtra 4 days because that creek flooded and actually called in the National Guard to bring us food. The pipes have always been a problem and I seriously hope the money can be raised to fix it right and not just another Band aide.
I'm sorry to hear about this. I went there many times when I was younger. As far as replacement options, you may want to look into GRS abutments. They are a relatively new, low cost bridge replacement option for low flow streams. They can come in at a percentage of the cost of a standard bridge. Our office has designed a couple of them. See below for information. http://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/STCTAC/STIC/Fact%20Sheet%20GRS-IBS.pdf http://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/Bureaus/BOPD/Bridge/2016/BD/bd697m.pdf