WEST DECATUR – Work to replace a small bridge on Old Erie Pike (Route 2024) with a large pipe is complete, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The pipe replaces a bridge that spanned Simeling Run, about five miles west of the village of West Decatur in Clearfield County.
Crews replaced the small bridge with 32 feet of concrete pipe. Replacing the bridge removed it from the list of Clearfield County bridges in “poor” condition. An average of 570 vehicles travel through this area each day.
With work complete, PennDOT has re-opened the road and lifted the detour that used Old Erie Pike (Route 2024), Drane Highway (Route 2051), and Morgan Run Road (Route 2007). This project was completed more than a week ahead of schedule.
All work was done by a crew from PennDOT Clearfield County Maintenance.
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