5th Avenue Bridge - Warren PA
In early 2006, The L.C. Whitford Company continued its expansion into the Pennsylvania market, winning a multimillion dollar Department of Transportation contract to replace the 5th Avenue Bridge in Warren, PA. This bridge, which crosses the Conewago River, is a major artery for the City of Warren and was, at the time, the largest Pennsylvania project that LCW had undertaken.
The L.C. Whitford Company replaced the existing two span, steel overhead truss bridge with a new three span, 353' adjacent box beam bridge. This new bridge required a total of 27 118-foot-long pre-cast beams, which were the very first beams to be produced in LCW's new pre-cast manufacturing facility, as well as the first to be sent to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The project also included 4,314 LF of 12x74 H-piles and a causeway requiring 3,366 CY of rock fill and two temporary bridges, as well as architectural surface treatment on the substructures and parapets. This bridge was also designed to be aesthetically pleasing, as the picture below clearly shows. The project was completed in October of 2006.