Saunders Station bridge will be installed June 10 in Level Green
By Chris Foreman
Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 2:42 p.m.
Installation of a new prefabricated bridge on Saunders Station Road in Penn Township is scheduled for Monday, with the bridge expected to open to traffic later in the week, township manager Bruce Light said.
Warren County-based ADM Welding is scheduled to deliver the 27,000-pound bridge rain or shine at about 10:30 a.m. Motorists will not be able to drive on Saunders Station, near the Route 130 intersection, when the delivery occurs.
The township is paying ADM $39,710 for the construction and delivery of the bridge, which will accommodate one lane of traffic. The existing bridge — which is between Home Drive and Route 130 in Level Green — was reduced to one lane before officials closed it in December.
Township officials have said installation is likely to be done within an hour, but the township's public-works crew will have to complete some paving before the bridge is opened for traffic.
“In the worst-case scenario, it would be the end of the week, if it rained really hard,” before the road opens, Light said.
The bridge is considered temporary and has an eight-year warranty, but some neighboring municipalities have used similar structures as a permanent bridge, township officials said.
Township engineers have estimated it would cost at least $250,000 to build a standard bridge on Saunders Station.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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