Bridge Replacement Underway On Moore Hill

 

 

Work to replace a bridge on Moore Hill Road (Route 3001) in Cameron County got underway March 12, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The bridge spans West Creek about five miles west of Emporium in the village of Howard. Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Cameron County’s structurally deficient bridge list. Replacement will also eliminate current weight limit postings of 11 ton for single vehicles, 15 ton for combination vehicles and the restriction of “one truck at a time.” 

The current 84-foot bridge dates from 1972 and carries an average of more than 230 vehicles each day. The project began yesterday with crews working on erosion and sedimentation controls and construction of some temporary supports. 

 

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