Saltillo Borough, Huntingdon County
This project involved replacement of the existing bridge carrying Old Mill Road over North Spring Creek. Improvements consisted of replacing the existing structurally deficient single lane bridge with a new single lane P/S Concrete Spread Box Beam structure. With minor profile adjustments, the new structure was constructed on the existing horizontal roadway alignment. Drainage work, including new inlets, was included to better control drainage adjacent to the historic Hudson Grist Mill property.
Safety improvements were made to the approach roadway and at the intersection of SR 0655 where site distance was a challenge. This project also required improvements that met design criteria to fit into the community context while limiting impacts to the historic mill, the East Broad Top Railroad (a National Historic Landmark) right-of-way, and area wetlands. The mill race drainage structure was required to be extended to accommodate the widened roadway near the mill and a new reinforced concrete headwall was constructed and faced with the masonry stonework from the original headwall.
We have worked with Keller Engineers for structural and civil engineering support on six projects over the past five years and have been very pleased with the results. Our projects tend to be complicated phased renovation/ addition projects calling for creativity in planning and construction. I have been particularity pleased with their responsiveness to issues that arise during construction which is of particular importance to us and our clients. Vern L. McKissick, III, AIA, LEED AP, Owner/Architect McKissick Associates