Marsh Creek Bridge Job Starts Tuesday in Liberty Township, Centre County

State College - Centre Daily TimesMay 25, 2012 

Marsh Creek Bridge Job Starts Tuesday in Liberty Township, Centre County

Detour will be in place

Milesburg – Work to replace a structurally deficient bridge on Route 1002 (Marsh Creek) will get underway Tuesday in Centre County. The bridge spans Marsh Creek in Liberty Township, about two miles northwest of the village of Blanchard.

The current, open grate bridge has been repaired in recent years in order to keep it open to traffic. It will now be replaced with a new, wider, box beam structure that will offer motorists a safer, more efficient ride. Replacing the bridge will help to further shrink Centre County’s list of structurally deficient bridges.

On Tuesday, May 29, the bridge will closed and a detour will be in effect through mid-November. The detour will use Route 1001(Howard Divide Road) and Route 150.

Overall work includes bridge replacement, construction and paving of bridge approach and roadway, pipe installation, guide rail installation, and miscellaneous items. The Marsh Creek Bridge was built in 1938, is 82 feet long, and carries average daily traffic of 300 vehicles.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Nestlerode Contracting Company, Inc. of Lock Haven is the contractor on this $1 million project.

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