Bushkill Township, PA

Henry Wood’s Pedestrian Bridge over Bushkill Creek (Bridge A)

The project consisted of replacing the existing single span pedestrian bridge superstructure and near abutment with a new prefabricated weathering steel pedestrian bridge located in Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center.

The previous near stone masonry abutment was washed away during the previous flooding and therefore, a new reinforced concrete abutment with architectural surface treatment simulating the use of stone masonry was also constructed as part of the proposed project.

The existing far stone masonry abutment was not washed away during the flooding and therefore, was rehabilitated by pressure mortar pointing the existing stone masonry abutments. New bituminous trail approaches and timber plank railing were also constructed as part of the proposed project.

The previous structure included electrical service lines that were attached to the bridge, which also washed away during the flooding event. Therefore, the proposed project included new electrical conduit and service lines.

This structure (Bridge A) was completed concurrently and let concurrently with another pedestrian bridge structure (Bridge B), also located in the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center.

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