Pickering Corts And Summerson

On-Demand Design / Rehabilitation Services for 860 Bridges in Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties, PA

Client: PennDOT, Engineering District 5-0
Location: Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties, PA
Type/Size: On-Demand Design / Rehabilitation Services
Services: Bridge Inspection

At the request of PennDOT District 5-0, PCS has provided on-demand design/rehabilitation services to address deficiencies identified during Routine Inspections throughout all three cycles of Agreement E02416. In each case, implementation of the details designed by PCS mitigated high priority maintenance items, weight restrictions, and/or temporary shoring.

A Routine Inspection of the Cementon Truss, a 575′ three span steel Pratt thru truss, revealed section loss to the end floorbeams at the connections to the left and right trusses. A temporary weight restriction was implemented while PCS designed and detailed bolted strengthening plates, which were installed by a contractor to restore the capacity of the connection. In order to expedite the repair process, PCS assisted the District with preparation of shop drawings and bills of materials. A State Project Number and S-Number were assigned.