Hulton Bridge project impact gauged
By George Guido
Published: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, 1:21 a.m.
Even with the Hulton Bridge replacement project in full gear, day-to-day operations at the nearby Allegheny Valley Joint Sanitary Authority treatment plant shouldn't be affected.
Officials at an authority meeting on Wednesday night said the lot next to a treatment area closest to the Hulton Bridge will be used as a staging area for construction on the Harmar side of the Allegheny River.
The only problem with the staging area location is that the authority would like to replace its traveling bridge and the device that is used to break up solids for treatment.
The sewage plant's bridge rotates continuously over treatment pools and allows maintenance people to access areas in need of repair.
Brayman Construction workers related to the bridge project have demolished vacated rowhouses and businesses on the side of the aging Hulton Bridge closest to the sewage treatment plant.
Brayman has built an access road across the railroad tracks near the plant.
The $65 million Hulton Bridge replacement is expected to be finished in 2015.
In other business
• The authority's next board meeting will be moved to Nov. 20 from Nov. 27 because of Thanksgiving.
Next year's budget will be voted on in December.
• The board approved a $6,700 payment to Carlucci Construction of Cheswick to repair a manhole on Colfax Street in Springdale that was damaged because of use by heavy industrial trucks.
The manhole collar was cracked, and 16 inches of concrete and new brickwork were needed to reinforce the cylinder.
A $1,650 payment to FCX Performance was approved for repairing the motor at the Guys Run Road pump station.
George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Fear of building collapse closes Tarentum road
- Development involving former Heights Elementary to expand
- Allegheny Township board approves RV sales lot on Route 356
- Tax delinquency’s impact varies in Valley
- Valley’s marina owners ready to repair ice-damaged docks
- Prospective Eagle Scouts line up for community projects
- With no money for upkeep, Prospect Cemetery Association board to disband
- Brackenridge may be required by law to maintain cemetery
- Pension woes push A-K Valley school districts to seek higher tax limits
- Brackenridge water rates will rise
- New Kensington-Arnold board debates dress code