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Saltlick supervisors aim for 1 bridge replacement by summer's end

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7:18 p.m.
 

Saltlick Township supervisors are hoping to have one of the two bridges over Keslar School Road replaced by summer's end.

In 2009, PennDOT mandated that the township take over the two bridges over Keslar School Road.

Township Supervisors Ed Bukovac Jr. and Greg Grimm said one of the two bridges was in very bad shape. The weight limit was reduced to 6 tons and has been reduced to one lane.

“It needs to be replaced as soon as possible,” Grimm said.

Although the other bridge isn't as bad, the it, too, must be replaced, supervisors said.

Saltlick also is responsible to maintain the bridges with PennDOT, providing money to the township through the state's liquid-fuels program.

The bridges will be replaced with concrete box-culvert bridges, which are installed quickly with less labor.

Bukovac said the bridges are pre-formed concrete culverts that are lowered along a stream after the original bridges are demolished.

The township then will lay the roadway on the top of the culvert and the bridge is completed.

Supervisors recently approved right-of-way acquisition payments to four property owners. Grimm said the box-culvert bridges take up more space than the current bridges.

The township paid $1,413.50 to Troy and Dorothy Hauer; $2,731.50 to Richard and Goldie Stouffer; $4,557 to Andrew and Theresa Merranko; and $4,507.50 to Neil and Donna Kinneer.

With the right-of-way payments authorized, the supervisors said the next step will put the project out to bid. The cost is not known.

Supervisors said they hope to have the worse of the two bridges replaced by the end of summer.

Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or mhofmann@tribweb.com.

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