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Glass Run Road reopens after bridge replacement

 

October 24, 2017



The Glass Run Road (Route 3098) bridge, which spans Glass Run Road 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 Allegheny County’s structurally deficient bridge list. The bridge reopened to traffic on Friday, Oct. 20. Replacement work was performed by A. Merante Contracting, Inc. of Pittsburgh.

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-443 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.

 

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