May 12, 2017
The Windsor Castle Road (Route 1008) bridge, spanning Windsor Creek in Windsor Township, Berks 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 Berks County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
The original closure was scheduled for 75 days, but the project team was able to expedite construction and complete the project 30 days ahead of schedule.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Thursday, May 11. Replacement work was performed by C.H. & D. Enterprises Inc. of New Stanton, 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-171 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.