Winner of the 20th Annual County Commissioners
Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP)
Road and Bridge Safety Award
T-365 over Larrys Creek, Platt
Township, Lycoming County, PA
Lycoming County, PA
The project involved the replacement of a single lane,
deteriorated and load posted steel through truss bridge.
Traffic was maintained on the existing structure during
construction of the proposed bridge. Construction vehicles
could not use the load posted bridge, which is the only
access to a mission institute on the east side of the creek.
LDG detailed a temporary causeway for contractor access to
the project. The near abutment is located very close to
State Route 287, which necessitated temporary shoring to
minimize excavation limits and support the adjacent roadway.
LDG detailed the bridge so that it could accommodate the
turning movements of large trucks and buses without those
vehicles encroaching on the opposite lane of traffic on S.R.
287 while attempting to turn onto the bridge. This resulted
in a bridge width that is wider than the minimum permissible
for this type of roadway.
LDG performed complete design services, including structural
and highway engineering, field survey, and construction
consultation and inspection. The completed project provides
a safer structure and enhances the transportation facilities
of Lycoming County. The new structure permits large
vehicles, including fire trucks, school buses, garbage
trucks, and oil trucks, among others, to access the mission
institute on the east side of Larrys Creek. Previously,
these vehicles could not access the facility.