Rehab is less expensive...
How many PennDOT officials does it take to turn on a lightbulb!
It was a bit of a rough road getting here. It is sad that it requires a situation like this, but one of the main reasons they are rehabbing is they ended up not having the money to demo and replace the bridge. Rehab is of course less expensive.
Another save for Pennsylvania?...WOW!
This bridge is closed for rehabilitation. Traffic is being detoured upriver to the congested Sewickley Bridge, about an 11 mile detour.
It is set to reopen at the end of the construction season in November and then close again when work resumes in spring 2013.
This one should be restored as a piece of Ambridge history being as it was built by the company. Not that it really means anything to PennDOT.
Not sure why the two star rating - I just gave it 5 to bump it up to where it deserves. This is definitely one of the most unique cantilver bridges in the country and hopefully it will be spared the cutting torch.
The borough of Ambridge was named for American Bridge. The "Bridge Plant" as it was known locally, was the "largest structural steel plant in the world" until closed sometime in the 1970s. The facility is now an industrial park.