BURNSIDE -The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that work to repair a bridge in Burnside Township, Clearfield County, is scheduled to start on Monday, July 8. The bridge will be closed for the repair work and an official detour will be in place.
The bridge is currently weight restricted at 16-ton for single vehicles and 25-ton for combination vehicles. Repairing the bridge will remove the weight restrictions and improve the condition of the bridge from poor to good.
The bridge spans Beaver Run on Route 3004 (Sylvis Road), between Route 219 and Shepard Lane. Bridge repair work will get under way July 8 and is expected to be complete by Aug. 17.
PennDOT will re-open the bridge earlier if work progress allows. All work is weather dependent.
During the closure, drivers will be detoured onto Route 219, Route 3014 (Harmony Road) and Route 3001 (Ridge Road/Bethlehem Hill Road). Motorists familiar with the area may choose alternate routes.
Overall work includes concrete curb and parapet repair, masonry repointing, concrete deck repair and steel beam repairs/replacements. All repair work will be performed by PennDOT Clearfield County Maintenance employees.
The box-beam bridge is 31-feet long, was built in 1937 and carries an average of 410 vehicles each day.
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