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New weight restrictions coming to 75 state bridges in south central Pennsylvania

Written by witf | Aug 28, 2013 3:35 PM
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Seventy-five state-owned bridges in PennDOT Engineering District 8’s eight-county region will be posted with new or lowered weight restrictions to slow the rate of deterioration of those bridges and ensure safety.

Those structures are among the 1,000 structurally deficient bridges statewide that PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch authorized for new or added weight restrictions last Thursday, Aug. 22.

The restrictions will also apply on 36 locally-owned bridges in the District 8 area covering Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.

PennDOT is taking this step because legislative inaction on transportation funding has left uncertain PennDOT’s ability to repair or replace these bridges. The lower weight limits will help extend the service life of these deteriorating bridges.

The following is a list of state-owned bridges in the eight-county region that will be posted in coming weeks, along with the new weight restrictions. The list includes combination loads, primarily tractor trailers, which have higher weight limits because of the difference in how their weight is distributed:

Adams County (nine bridges):

  • U.S. Route 30 over Rock Creek in the east end of the Borough of Gettysburg, 36 tons.
  • Route 34 over Opossum Creek, north of Biglerville, in Menallen Township, 34 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • Route 116 over Willoughby Run, southwest of Gettysburg, in Cumberland Township, 36 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • Cranberry Road (State Route 1014) over Bermudian Creek between Tyrone and Huntington townships, 34 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • Mason Dixon Road (State Route 3002) over a tributary to Marsh Creek, .5 mile north of the Maryland state line, in Cumberland Township, 30 tons
  • Pumping Station Road (State Route 3005) over Willoughby Run, 3 miles southwest of Gettysburg, in Cumberland Township, 30 tons, or 34 tons for combination loads.
  • Water Street (State Route 3010) over Spring Run, east of Fairfield in Hamiltonban Township, 36 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • Old Carlisle Road (State Route 4001) over Opossum Creek in Centre Mills in Butler Township, 21 tons, or 25 tons for combination loads.
  • Shippensburg Road (State Route 4010) over Conewago Creek, 3.5 miles northwest of Arendtsville, between Menallen and Franklin townships, 36 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.

 

Cumberland County (nine bridges):

  • U.S. Route 11 over a wet weather stream in Stoughstown, South Newtown Township, 31 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • U.S. Route 11 over Alexander Spring Creek, 4 miles west of Carlisle, in Dickinson Township, 36 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • Route 34 over Hunters Run in South Middleton Township, 33 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • Route 174 over the Yellow Breeches Creek, 1 miles northeast of Walnut Bottom, in Penn Township, 35 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • Route 997 over Boring Mill Run, 3 miles north of Newburg in Hopewell Township, 36 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • Old Forge Road (State Route 2019) over the Yellow Breeches Creek between Lower Allen Township and Fairview Township (York County), 35 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • Big Spring Road (State Route 3007) over Big Spring Creek between North Newton and West Pennsboro townships, 36 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • Station Road (State Route 3013) over the Yellow Breeches Creek, .5 mile south of Centerville, in Penn Township, 36 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • A state-owned bridge on a township road, Montsera Road (T-544), over the Yellow Breeches Creek in Dickinson Township, 27 tons, or 36 tons for combination loads.

Dauphin County (three bridges):

  • Route 147 over Gurdy Run, 1.5 miles north of Halifax, in Halifax Township, 36 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
  • Mountain House Road (State Route 1003) over the North Branch of Armstrong Creek, 1.5 miles south of Elizabethville in Jackson Township, 32 tons.
  • Rutter Road (State Route 4004) over Armstrong Creek, 2 miles west of Enders, in Jackson Township, 32 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.

Franklin County (two bridges):

  • Route 456 over Licking Creek at the Mason Dixon Line in Warren Township, 34 tons, or 39 tons for combination loads.
  • Route 533 over Lehman Run, .5 mile west of Pleasant Hall, in Letterkenny Township, 34 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.

Lancaster County (31 bridges):

  • Route 23, Marietta Pike over Chickies Creek east of Marietta Borough at the West Hempfield/East Donegal Township Line, 34 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Route 241, Bainbridge Road over Conoy Creek near Rutt’s Road southwest of Elizabethtown Borough in West Donegal Township, 27 tons, 32 tons for combined loads.
  • Route 241, Bainbridge Road over Conoy Creek between Amosite Road and Miller Road in West Donegal Township, 27 tons, 34 Tons for combined loads.
  • Route 340, Old Philadelphia Pike over Indian Spring Run in the Village of Cains, Salisbury Township, 33 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Route 372, Christiana Pike over Buck Run west of Christiana Borough in Sadsbury Township, 20 tons, 27 tons for combined loads.
  • Route 372, Christiana Pike over Buck Run near Buck Run Road in Sadsbury Township, 36 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Route 441, River Road over Chickies Creek east of Marietta Borough in West Hempfield Township, 29 tons, 33 tons for combined loads.
  • Route 501, Furnace Hills Pike over Hammer Creek in the Village of Brubakers, Elizabeth Township, 19 tons, 24 tons, for combined loads.
  • Route 741, Strasburg Road over a tributary to Londonland Run in Paradise Township, 32 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Route 772, West High Street over Rife Run at the west end Manheim Borough, 30 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • East Main Street (State Route 1010) storm channel in the Village of Brownstown, West Earl Township, 25 tons.
  • Meadow Valley Road (State Route 1020) over Middle Creek west of Ephrata Borough in Ephrata Township, 34 tons, 39 tons for combined loads.
  • North Churchtown Road (State Route 1044) over Little Conestoga Creek in Caernarvon Township, 35 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • South Fourth Street (State Route 1045) over Cocalico Creek in Denver Borough, 35 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Poplar Street (State Route 1053) over Cocalico Creek west of Denver Borough in West Cocalico Township, 36 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Little Britain Church Road (State Route 2005) over Little Conowingo Creek north of the Village of New Texas in Fulton Township, 24 tons, 33 tons for combined loads.
  • Noble Road (State Route 2009) over the West Branch of the Octoraro Creek in the Village of Kings Bridge at the Little Britain/Colerain Township line, 24 tons, 32 tons, for combined loads.
  • Puseyville Road (State Route 2010) over the West Branch of the Octoraro Creek in the Village of Puseyville at the East Drumore/Colerain Township line, 25 tons, 28 tons for combined loads.
  • Maple Shade Road (State Route 2014) over the East Branch of Bells Run in Colerain Township, 34 tons, 40 tons, for combined loads.
  • Stoney Hill Road (State Route 2020) over Big Beaver Creek in the Village of Camargo, Eden Township, 28 tons, 36 tons for combined loads.
  • Stoney Hill Road (State Route 2020) over Big Beaver Creek near Stone Road north of the Village of Camargo in Eden Township, 36 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Walnut Run Road (State Route 2031) over Walnut Run east of the Village of Lime Valley in Strasburg Township, 36 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Old Leacock Road (State Route 2033) over Pequea Creek in the Village of Paradise at the Leacock/Paradise Township line, 36 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Fishing Creek Road (State Route 3004) over Fishing Creek in Drumore Township, 31 tons, 35 tons for combined loads.
  • Harmony Ridge Drive (State Route 3004) over Fishing Creek in Drumore Township, 15 tons, 20 tons for combined loads.
  • Central Manor Road (State Route 3017) over the West Branch of the Little Conestoga Creek north of the Village of LeTort in Manor Township, 31 tons.
  • River Road (State Route 3017) over Tucquan Creek in Martic Township, 27 tons, 34 tons for combined loads.
  • Walnut Hill Road (State Route 3027) over Indian Run in Manor Township, 31 tons.
  • Donegal Springs Road (State Route 4002) over a tributary to Donegal Creek west of Mount Joy Borough in East Donegal Township, 32 tons.
  • Newport Road (State Route 4030) over Boyers Run north of the Village of White Oak in Penn Township, 20 tons.
  • East High Street (State Route 4040) over Chickies Creek in Manheim Borough, 30 tons, 37 tons for combined loads.

Lebanon County (one bridge):

  • Route 72, Quentin Road over Snitz Creek in Cornwall Borough, 29 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.

Perry County (10 bridges):

  • Route 17, Sunbury Path over Cocolamus Creek in Greenwood Township, 30 tons, 34 tons for combined loads.
  • Route 849 over Buffalo Creek in Tuscarora Township, 32 tons, 38 tons for combined loads.
  • Route 850 over Bixlers Run in the Village of Fort Robinson, Northeast Madison Township, 25 tons, 30 tons for combined loads.
  • South Front Street (State Route 1010) over Bergers Run in Liverpool Borough, 20 tons, 26 tons for combined loads.
  • West Juniata Parkway (State Route 1015) over Wildcat Run in Greenwood Township, 33 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • West Juniata Parkway (State Route 1015) over Cocolamus Creek south of Millerstown Borough in Greenwood Township, 34 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Buffalo Creek Road (State Route 1023) over Buffalo Creek north of New Buffalo Borough in Watts Township, 28 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Dellville Road (State Route 2002) over a tributary to Shermans Creek in the Village of Dellville, Wheatfield Township, 31 tons.
  • Pisgah State Road (State Route 3016) over a tributary to Shermans Creek in Carroll Township, 24 tons.
  • Pine Hill Road (State Route 3017) over a tributary to Shermans Creek east of Route 74 in the Village of Bridgeport, Spring Township, 33 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.

York County (10 bridges):

  • Route 74, Main Street over a tributary to Doe Run in Wellsville Borough, 25 tons.
  • Route 194, Baltimore Pike over Bermudian Creek near Creek Road in Washington Township, 31 tons, 35 tons for combined loads.
  • Route 462, Lincoln Highway over a tributary to Kreutz Creek west of Hallam Borough in Hellam Township, 16 tons, 29 tons for combined loads.
  • Canadochly Road (State Route 2027) over a branch of Cabin Creek near Schmuck Road in Lower Windsor Township, 35 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Muddy Creek Forks Road (State Route 2044) over North Branch of Muddy Creek in the Village of Muddy Creek Forks at the East Hopewell/Lower Chanceford Township line, 30 tons, 35 tons for combined loads.
  • Old Forge Road (State Route 2048) over Bear Branch of Muddy Creek in the Village of Laurel, Chanceford Township, 35 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Iron Stone Hill Road (State Route 2087) over Inners Run east of Jacobus Borough in York Township, 10 tons, 15 tons for combined loads.
  • Park Road (State Route 3051) over Codorus Creek west of the Village of Jefferson at the Manheim/Codorus Township line, 36 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Colonial Valley Road (State Route 3053) over West Branch of Codorus Creek in the Village of Menges Mills at the Heidelberg/North Codorus Township line, 36 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.
  • Red Mill Road (State Route 4033) over Yellow Breeches Creek northeast of the Village of Andersontown at the York/Cumberland County Line in Fairview Township, 34 tons, 40 tons for combined loads.

PennDOT will begin posting new weight limits on these bridges as soon as Thursday, Aug. 29. Notifications to school-bus operators, emergency service providers, and other local officials will begin today. Posting on local bridges will take place at a later date after PennDOT discusses these changes with local bridge owners.

To view the bridges with new or lowered weight restrictions or to learn more about bridge weight restrictions or to learn more about bridge weight restrictions and PennDOT’s bridge inspection program, visit the PennDOT homepage at www.dot.state.pa.us and click on “Bridge Information.”

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