Clearfield County Bridge near Kerrmoor to Open Thursday

CLEARFIELD – PennDOT expects to re-open a Clearfield County bridge by the end of Thursday once rehabilitation work is finished.

The bridge spans Campbell Run on Route 729 (Tyrone Turnpike) in Ferguson Township, about a mile south of Kerrmoor.

Repairs will keep the bridge in service for years to come and allow PennDOT to remove it from Clearfield County’s structurally deficient list.

A detour using Routes 53, 153, 879, and 969 has been in place since mid-June. That detour will be lifted once the bridge re-opens.

Work has included substructure and superstructure repairs, new guide rail and paving.

Work on the bridge was part of a $1.8 million bridge preservation contract for five bridges in Clearfield County. Swank Construction Company of New Kensington has been the contractor on this project.

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  1. Dieselrider

    This bridge spans a very small creek on Rte 729 and it has been closed since June 16th. It could have been removed, and replaced in half the time it has taken this project to be completed. Another perfect example of how your tax dollars are wasted and many individuals and business owners have been forced to spend many thousands in fuel to get around these detours while some contractor has dragged their feet.

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