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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Construction occurring on Skinners Falls and Narrowsburg bridges

  • DELAWARE RIVER — Under contract with PennDOT District 4, AECOM is performing an in-depth bridge inspection of Skinners Falls Bridge. Pittsburgh Rigging Co. is also helping, rigging the bridge so workers can get underneath as well.
    The project began on Nov. 12 and is expected to be completed Nov. 30.
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  • DELAWARE RIVER — Under contract with PennDOT District 4, AECOM is performing an in-depth bridge inspection of Skinners Falls Bridge. Pittsburgh Rigging Co. is also helping, rigging the bridge so workers can get underneath as well.The project began on Nov. 12 and is expected to be completed Nov. 30."We are working on bringing the bridge to rehabilitation," says John Milius, a structural engineer for AECOM. "We are inspecting every inch of the bridge.""We want to keep the historical value of the bridge," adds Ulysses Koutsogiannis, another structural engineer for AECOM.Upon inspection completion, and load ratings, AECOM will provide PennDOT with their recommendations.Skinners Falls Bridge supports SR 1002 over the Delaware River between Wayne County and Sullivan County, N.Y. AECOME has implemented a detouron a daily basis from7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bridge will be open to traffic during nighttime, weekend, andholiday hours. AECOM's work with PennDOT under AGR E02445 will also include an in-depth inspection, load rating and the preparation of repair recommendations for the Narrowsburg Bridge. The bridge supports SR 0652 over the Delaware River between Wayne County and Sullivan County, N.Y. This work will be performed by theirsub-consultant Dewberry. During the course of the bridge inspection, AECOM anticipates the occasional use of a single lane traffic closure to inspect the above deck elements of the bridge. Ground and water based equipment will be used to inspect the below deck portions of the bridge to the maximum extent possible therebyminimizing the need for the lane closure. The Narrowsburg Bridge inspection also started on Nov. 12 and will extend to Nov. 30, although Dewberry hopes it will be completed early. Dewberry willimplement a single lane traffic closure in order to inspect the bridge deck and sidewalk. Dewberry anticipates the lane closure will only be required for twodays (one day each to inspect each lane of the bridge deck.), which could happen at any point during the inspection.
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