Larson Design Group successfully completed the major rehabilitation of Columbia County Bridge No. 32 in time for the July fourth weekend.
The bridge, co-owned by Columbia and Northumberland Counties, is heavily used by both staff of Knoebels Amusement Resort and resort guests who bring their RVs to the park. According to Dick Knoebel, owner of Knoebels Amusement Resort, “The July fourth completion date was important to us because the Independence Day weekend is always a big camping weekend for our guests, and we had several events planned to commemorate our 90th anniversary.”
Kurt Brungard, project manager with Larson Design Group, said the renovation involved “replacing the existing deteriorated concrete deck with a new reinforced composite concrete deck, sandblasting and painting the steel I-beams, constructing a new bridge barrier, installing an approach guide rail, and placing grouted rock protection around the pier.”
In order to meet the July fourth deadline, the contractor, Rylind Construction, provided a schedule that was implemented, followed, and tracked on a weekly basis. Brungard said, “The project went very smoothly; the contractor delivered a nicely rehabilitated bridge on time for the two counties.”
LDG provided professional engineering design services and construction administration services for the project.