Bristol-Oxford Valley Road Bridge

I-95 Interchange Project Design & Construction Details Bristol-Oxford Valley Road Bridge

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Project Description

As part of the Interchange Project the existing bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been replaced to prepare for future additional Turnpike traffic lanes and ramps.

The main supports (abutments) of the bridge have been moved further apart. The new bridge is significantly longer than the former bridge and includes two 12-foot wide travel lanes and 8-foot wide shoulders.

The new bridge also has two spans with a new support (pier) in the Turnpike median.

Project Schedule

The construction started in October 2010 with implementation of the detour. Construction was completed in November 2011.

Construction Status

October/November 2011

  • All roadway paving, line striping and bridge fencing completed.
  • Reconstructed bridge re-opened to traffic November 4, 2011, ending 1-year closure.
  • Remaining work includes completing punch-list items, final grading and removing temporary erosion controls.

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September 2011

  • Bridge barrier work was completed.
  • The contractor began preparation for finish paving on the PA Turnpike mainline median underneath the bridge.
  • The contractor began roadway driving surface preparation in late-September.
  • Roadway pavement completion anticipated in late-October.
  • Work at the bridge approaches continued, expected completion in late-October.
  • Application of coatings and sealants began in late-September.

August 2011

  • The contractor completed placing concrete for the new bridge deck.
  • Work at the bridge approaches will continue through October.
  • Barrier work began and is anticipated for completion by late-September.
  • PECO completed gas main installation on the bridge and roadway approaches.

July 2011

  • PECO continued gas main installation on the bridge and roadway approaches.
  • Carpenters continued forming end diaphragms for the bridge superstructure.
  • Grading for sub-base and new pavement began and will continue at the bridge approaches.
  • Placement of bridge deck concrete is anticipated to start in mid-August.

June 2011

  • Contractor installed new bridge beams in mid-June
  • Work to install the new bridge deck and utilities will start in late-June.

April 2011:

  • The contractor is constructing the new bridge supports (abutments and pier).
  • The new approach embankments (fill) are currently under construction.
  • The contractor is currently preparing to install the new bridge beams in early summer

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