Back Row: Pictured Left to Right: Anthony Township Supervisor Bill Hartman, Montour County Commissioner Dan Hartman, Montour County Commissioner Ken Holdren, Anthony Township Roadmaster Frank Rishel. Front Row: Pictured Left to Right: LDG Representatives: Jordan Powell, Duane Daniels, Bradley Greenaway
With the help of Larson Design Group (LDG)’s Bridge Design and Construction Inspection departments, Montour County Bridge No. 15 has been replaced and re-opened to the public nearly two years after its closure due to flooding. The event was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting at the bridge on October 13, attended by LDG team members, Montour County Commissioners Dan Hartman and Ken Holdren and representatives from Anthony Township.
After collapsing during a high–water event in August 2018, the county commissioners decided to move forward with replacing the structure. Following coordination and discussion between LDG and Montour County, a precast concrete box culvert was chosen as the replacement structure. The design approach enlarges the waterway opening, which will allow more water and debris to pass underneath than the previous bridge. Due to restrictions in the Department of Environmental Protection waterway permit, no instream work was allowed after October 1.
The work, designed by LDG and completed by Sikora Brothers Paving, included the new concrete box culvert, asphalt paving, drainage improvements, and a new guide rail.
“Rural bridges are very important to local residents and the economy, and this bridge also happens to be on a school bus route,” said Commissioner Dan Hartman. “The County is very pleased with the bridge outcome and happy to reopen the bridge after a two–year wait. We especially appreciate LDG’s assistance in guiding the County through the FEMA–funded reimbursement process.”
“We are excited to complete this bridge replacement project in two years instead of three, which was the initial belief,” added Commissioner Ken Holdren. “The opening of the bridge enhances safety and convenience for the residents of northern Montour and southern Lycoming Counties.”
“LDG is grateful for the opportunity to assist Montour County with this project to restore an important rural bridge crossing for the County and the residents of Anthony Township,” said Dave Gunsallus, PE, director of LDG’s Bridge Design department.
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