Monday, December 15, 2014

Pottsville Street Bridge Open to Traffic

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced the new Pottsville Street Bridge over Mill Creek in Port Carbon Borough, SchuylkillCounty is open to traffic.

A project began in April to replace the old structurally deficient concrete T-beam bridge with a new concrete box beam bridge.

During construction Pottsville Street was closed and detoured between Commerce and Pike streets. During the closure traffic was detoured on Commerce, Jackson, Coal, and Market streets Heim Construction Co., Inc. of Orwigsburg, Pa. was the general contractor on the $1,797,789 project.

The old Pottsville Street Bridge was constructed in 1927, and was 64 feet long and 56 feet wide. The new bridge is 60 feet long and 35 feet wide. This section of Pottsville Street has an average daily traffic volume of 4,144 vehicles.

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