October 27, 2017
The Furnace Hill Road (Route 1055) bridge, which spans Tucker Run in Dunbar Township, Fayette County, that’s been under construction as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, is complete and open to traffic. Replacement of the bridge allows PennDOT to remove it from Fayette County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Thursday, October 26. Replacement work was performed by Walsh II Construction of Pittsburgh, PA.
The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan.
This bridge is referred to as JV-496 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.