THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

SPRING 2007

ASPIRE is a quarterly magazine published by PCI in cooperation with the associations of the National Concrete Bridge Council. The editorial content focuses on the latest technology and key issues in the Concrete Bridge Industry.

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34 | ASPIRE , Spring 2007 Officials at the Pennsylvania Turnpike are finishing the state's first vehicular segmental concrete bridge, to be opened in May. The mile-long structure provided a variety of benefits, including speed of erection and a construction approach that provided little disruption to the tight site. The design has worked so well that more such projects are planned along the turnpike. The bridge, spanning the Susquehanna River in York and Dauphin Counties, is part of the Turnpike's massive $1-billion total reconstruction project, which will cost approximately $5 million per mile. The program is the first complete restoration of the toll road since it was built in 1940 and involves widening bridges and overpasses along the route in advance of adding a third lane in each direction. The construction project requires tight scheduling and rapid construction to ensure traffic can move smoothly during the multi-year project. profile SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BRIDGE / YoRk And dAuPhIn CountIES, PEnnSYlvAnIA EnginEEr: FIGG Engineering Group, tallahassee, Fla. PrimE ContraCtor/PrECastEr: Edward kraemer & Sons, Inc., Plain, Wis., and G. A. and G. F. Wagman, Inc., York, Pa., a joint venture ConCrEtE suPPliEr: hempt Brothers, Camp hill, Pa. Segment Setter Blazes New Trail on Turnpike by Craig A. Shutt speed, economy, and minimal disruptions are key ingredients for first vehicular concrete segmental bridge built in Keystone s tate The twin structures have span lengths of 150 ft and will replace the existing bridge across the Susquehanna River. ASPIRE_spring_2007.indb 34 3/7/07 12:33:53 PM

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