WAYNE TOWNSHIP — The total cost of a project to replace two bridges on Route 6, west of Route 89N, is $1 mllion, said Jeannette Uhl, project manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Funding will be 80 percent from federal money and 20 percent from state dollars.
The bridge closest to Route 89 was built in 1929 and rehabilitated in 1973. The bridge is structurally deficient with limited remaining service life, according to Uhl.
The existing bridge spans 33 feet and is 32 feet wide.
The new structure will span 52 feet and be 40 feet wide.
Jeff Hans, project engineer for Clough Harbour and Association engineering firm, said the new structure will widen Route 6 by four feet.
“There will be two 12-foot lanes and a 4-foot shoulder on each side,” Hans said.
A second bridge, east of the state police barracks, carries Route 6 over a branch of Beaver Run.
The new structure will be 10 feet wide, 7 feet tall and 67 feet long.
Plans for the bridge construction are available for review at the Wayne Township building, 17395 Sciota Road.