Case Study: Beckville Road Bridge

September 30, 2020

The Beckville Road Bridge in the North Manheim Township of Schuylkill County, PA, stood in desperate need of repair. Passing over the West branch of the Schuylkill River, the concrete T-beam bridge, originally built in 1927, was rated as being in poor condition decades later in 2019. 

Replacing The Beckville Road Bridge

Before its new construction, the bridge stood 82 feet long and 36 feet wide and saw an average traffic of nearly 2,000 vehicles each day.

See how contractor, designer, and precast producer came together to reconstruct a crucial community path in a few short months for this $4.9M contract in a free case study from the PCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

What’s Inside:

  • The project’s key details, including the scope, timeline, and team members
  • The strategy and solutions used to minimize disruption and shorten the timeline
  • The results and thoughts from team members on project work and outcomes

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Download the case study to see how utilizing an accelerated total precast bridge was the solution that allowed the team to satisfy this project’s tight timeline demands.

“By the time the contractor received the product, building the bridge was like a grown-up version of a new LEGO set, which saved considerable time and minimized public traffic disruption while removing a poorly rated bridge on a truck route.” - Troy Jenkins, Chief Engineer

“It has been really nice working with NPP. Panels were done on time, even
with all the chaos of COVID-19. All the pieces worked and fit well together. The production team did a great job of manufacturing all the panels as to how they
should be. The construction easement is on NPP’s property; this was a big plus on this job.” - Zachary Artim, Project Engineer

It takes a team of experienced, collaborative precast industry professionals to
complete projects like the Beckville Road Bridge. Their work brought big benefits
for the owner, contractor, and all involved parties through rapid project delivery, streamlined coordination, and skilled approaches to the bridge’s design and execution.

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