Sunday, November 18, 2012
PennDOT says the work is related to two bridge replacement projects in Upper Saucon Township.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Wednesday that work will begin Monday, Nov. 19 to repair two bridges built in 1935 on Route 378 between Center Valley Parkway and Spring Valley Road in Upper Saucon Township. The work is part of a project that's expected to be completed in January 2013. "The contractor will repair the abutments, pier, parapets and wing-walls on the PA 378 Bridge over Saucon Creek," PennDOT's Engineering District 5 said in a press release. "They will also repair the parapets and wing-walls on the PA 378 Bridge over a tributary to Saucon Creek." Additional work will include tree trimming and debris removal from near the bridges. "While there will be no long-term lane closures, starting Monday…
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The $164,000 bid for repairs to Lower Saucon Township's historic Old Mill Road Bridge was awarded to Professional Construction Inc. of Bethlehem earlier this month.
Repairs to an historic Lower Saucon Township bridge are closer to being made, after township council members accepted a $164,253 bid for the work from Professional Construction Inc. of Bethlehem Sept. 5. Professional Construction Inc. is known as a "reputable firm," township engineer Dan Miller said. He told council that in addition to being the lowest bidder for the Old Mill Road Bridge project, "they took the most time to know what they were bidding on" and "seemed most knowledgeable about the project." Bids were opened by township officials Aug. 27. The repairs that will be made include: tightening the bridge's suspension chords; replacing U-bolts in the walking surface; acid-washing abutments; removing the bridge's badly flaking coat …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The 1938 bridge across the Saucon Creek is an important link between Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township.
An aging bridge that connects Hellertown with the western part of Lower Saucon Township was the subject of discussion at Hellertown Borough Council's Feb. 21 meeting. Council members expressed concerns about the visibly deteriorated state of the 117 foot-long Water Street Bridge, which spans the Saucon Creek near a point where the township, the borough and the City of Bethlehem meet. A state-owned bridge, the two-lane Water Street Bridge has been deemed "structurally deficient" by PennDOT, which last inspected it in the spring of 2011. In April of last year, the bridge had a structural sufficiency rating of 56 on a scale of 100, with 100 points considered entirely sufficient and 0 considered entirely deficient. According to PennDOT, a …