Ross Hill Road Bridge

Responsibilities

  • Survey
  • Easement Right-of-Way Plans
  • General and Joint Permits
  • Erosion/Sedimentation Control Plans
  • Design and Build - Bridge Replacement
  • Design and Build - Road/Highway Rehabilitation and Safety Improvements
  • Drainage/Stormwater Management Improvements
  • Utility Engineering/Coordination
  • Construction Consultation
  • Construction Inspection

Owner

Gregg Township, Centre County

Project Details

This project is the replacement of the existing 54’ long three span encased steel I-beam Bridge that carries T-468 (Ross Hill Road) over Penns Creek in Gregg Township, Centre County. The bridge is located adjacent to the T-intersection of T-468 (Ross Hill Road) and SR 2012 (Penns Cave Road).   This project offered several design challenges that made the use of twin cell 26’-0” x 6’-0” box culverts the chosen alternative.

Project Uniqueness/Challenges:

  • Providing intersection turning radii on the structure (end segments of the culvert were splayed).
  • Limiting increase in roadway profile due to intersection and hydraulics (box culverts allowed for shallowest superstructure depth).
  • Minimize impacts to the bed in backs EV Wetlands. (Primary cell aligned with stream channel, secondary cell contained a 1’-6” weir that will help maintain existing wetlands).
  • Reducing construction duration (Minimize impacts to the Amish community impacted by the detour).

The final product included 250’ of roadway work on T-468 and 200’ of widening, profile adjustment and overlay on SR 2012.

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Keller Engineers has been the partnering Engineer firm for Bedford Joint Municipal Authority since 2009. Keller Engineers were a key component in every area from design to construction for the first phase of Shuster Way Heritage trail that was completed in 2015. Our partnership with Keller Engineers continued as we designed and completed the 2nd phase of the Shuster Way Heritage Trail in September of 2023. The staff are professional, passionate, and dedicated to a project from the beginning to completion. On behalf of Bedford Joint Municipal Authority, I would highly recommend Keller Engineers, Inc. Brian Sell, Chairman Bedford Joint Municipal Authority

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