10 bridges in York County to be replaced in 2016
- Fifteen bridges in York County will be replaced as part of a $899 million statewide project
- Ten bridges will be replaced this year and the remaining five in 2017
- Residents will see what two of the bridges will look like when plans are unveiled on Monday
Ten bridges in York County will be replaced later this year as part of a statewide public-private partnership aimed at saving the state money while addressing the aging and decaying bridge infrastructure.
An additional five bridges will be replaced in 2017 under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, which will see 558 bridges statewide replaced between 2015 and 2018.
Residents will get a glimpse at what two of the new bridges will look like when Plenary Walsh Keystone Partner, the private entity handling the work, unveils plans on Monday.
The partnership: The state Department of Transportation announced in 2014 that it selected Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, a group of subcontractors all based outside of York County, for the $899 million proposal.
"That's a flat fee we pay for them all," said Dan Galvin, spokesman for Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners.
Under the program, the private entity will also get about $65 million per year to maintain the bridges for 25 years. That frees state workers of the responsibility and will also save the state money, according to PennDOT.
So far, 50 of bridges have been replaced, Galvin said.
"Only another 508 to go," he said.
It'll cost the private group an average of $1.6 million for design, construction and maintenance per bridge, while it would have cost PennDOT more than $2 million per bridge, according to PennDOT.
All 15 bridges slated for replacement in the county have been deemed structurally deficient, and weight restrictions have been placed on two of them.
Residents can view the plans for the Craley Road bridge over Fishing Creek in Chanceford Township and the East Prospect Road bridge over Kreutz Creek in Windsor Township at the following locations between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from March 7 through 18:
- Chanceford Township Office, 51 Muddy Creek Forks Road
- Lower Windsor Township Office, 2425 Craley Road
- Windsor Township Office, 1480 Windsor Road
Residents can also view plans to replace two bridges on Route 616, one over the Codorus Creek and the second over Centerville Creek in Shrewsbury Township, at three additional locations. Locations and times are:
- Shrewsbury Township Building, 11505 Susquehanna Trail South, Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.
- Glen Rock Borough Office, 1 Manchester Street, Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Codorus Township Building, 4631 Shaffers Church Road, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The bridges: Here's a list of the bridges and when they will be replaced:
- Route 124 (Abels Road) bridge, built in 1927, over Cabin Creek in Lower Windsor Township
- Route 425 (New Bridgeville Road) bridge, built in 1929, over Fishing Creek in Chanceford Township
- Route 921 (East Canal Road) bridge, built in 1952, over a tributary of Little Conewago Creek in Conewago Township
- Line Road bridge, built in 1955, over Scott's Run in Delta
- Manor Road bridge, built in 1934, over Cabin Creek in Lower Windsor Township
- Park Road bridge (with weight restriction), built in 1925, over Codorus Creek in Manheim Township
- Impounding Dam Road bridge, built in 1926, over the South Branch of Conewago Creek in West Manheim Township
- Bull Road bridge, built in 1937, over Fox Run, in Dover Township
- Wellsville Road bridge, built in 1923, over Doe Run in Washington Township
- Big Mount Road bridge, built in 1950, over Paradise Creek in Paradise Township
- Route 124 (East Prospect Road) bridge, built in 1923, over Kreutz Creek in Windsor Township
- Route 616 bridge, built in 1931, over the South Branch of the Codorus Creek in Shrewsbury Township
- Route 616 bridge, built in 1926, over Centerville Creek in Shrewsbury Township
- Jacobs Mill Road bridge, built in 1928, over Oil Creek in Heidelberg Township
- Red Mill Road bridge (with weight restriction), built in 1930, over Yellow Breeches in Fairview Township
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