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June 17, 2013

Bridge News: Span on Wampum Road opens; plans on display in Ellwood

NEW CASTLE — Bridge News: Span on Wampum Road opens; plans on display in Ellwood

The Wampum Road Bridge over Hickory Run in North Beaver Township will reopen at 4 p.m. today.

The bridge, owned by North Beaver Township, was closed to traffic in 1998, because of extreme deterioration.

The cost of the project was approximately $1.2 million.

Construction of the federal, state and locally-funded replacement began in mid-October 2012. The prime contractor for the project was Clearwater Construction Inc. of Mercer.

Plans on display for Ellwood bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will display plans this week to replace the Second Street Bridge in Ellwood City.

State Rep. Jaret Gibbons said the plans for the bridge over the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad will be available for public review beginning today and running through June 28 at the municipal building, 525 Lawrence Ave. The plans can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No formal meeting or presentation is scheduled during these times.

Work will extend from Crescent Avenue to Pittsburgh Circle and will involve the removal of the existing bridge, construction of a new bridge with pedestrian sidewalks on each side and the installation of new roadway lighting. A contract is expected to be awarded for the project next winter.

“This bridge lies on one of the main throughways through Ellwood City,” Gibbons said. “It’s vital that it’s kept in good shape.” 


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