Cumberland County bridge project receives national award

July 13, 2010

The state Department of Transportation and North Middleton Township, Cumberland County received national recognition for its Spring Road Bridge Replacement Project.  The award was presented as part of the America’s Transportation Awards program sponsored by the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHTO).  The project was recognized as the “Best Recovery Act Project” among the small project category.  

Spring Road Bridge spans the Conodoguinet Creek in North Middleton Township and connect northern Cumberland County to a business community near Carlisle, Pa.  The old bridge was originally constructed in 1930 and was on the structurally deficient listing before replacement.  The new bridge was designed by Gibson-Thomas Engineering  and was constructed by J.D. Eckman, Inc.  PHIA member, Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., served as the project manager/inspector.  The cost of replacement was $1.7 million. 

For more information on the project or the awards program, click here.   PHIA congratulates all involved with this project on receiving this award.

4 Comments on this post.

  1. Barry W. Swope
    July 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm
  2. I was the PennDOT Construction Manager on this project and I was proud to be part of a project that helps promote jobs and opportunities.
    I was even more honored to have met and talked with our Vice-President of the United States.
    I still believe we should change the name of this bridge to be the “BIDEN BRIDGE”
    Thanks for the chance to reply and I was proud to be part of this endeavor.

  3. Sandra J. Whittaker
    September 24, 2010 at 8:09 pm
  4. Dear Barry,

    Congratulations! Great achievement! Have you by any chance heard anything
    about re-hab or replacement for Orr’s Bridge in Hampden Twp, Cumberland
    County? It has a very low sufficiency rating and now the bolts which are supposed to hold the guard rails to the bridge, don’t even touch the bridge in
    places any more!
    The guard rails have huge holes which have rusted through! Any idea on how to get the Twp. and County Commissioners interested? I’ve been trying for several years! Best wishes…hope to hear from you…Sandra J. Whittaker, Hampden Twp.Cumberland County

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  5. Michael Ryan
    July 13, 2010 at 4:18 pm
  6. PennDOT deserves alot of credit for delivering this project on time and budget. This ARRA project became the symbol for ARRA projects in this region after the old structure was visited by Governor Rendell and Vice-President Biden. Congratulations to Gibson Thomas, the designer, and JD Eckman, the contractor, for meeting the tight schedule. Michael Maker Jr, Inc. is very proud to have played a role by serving as PennDOT’s construction manager/inspector on site.