Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The Allegheny River Bridge Replacement Project is on time and on budget. Turnpike CEO Joe Brimmeier says the twin bridges will be done on time in the summer of 2010. The twin bridges will be replacing a steel truss bridge that currently carries the turnpike traffic across the Allegheny river. The twin bridges will each have three lanes of traffic and are a part of a total reconstruction of the turnpike. The bridges are a $190 million project. The two bridges will make routine maintenance easier because if a bridge needs work it can be closed down and traffic can be transferred to the other bridge.