Penn Street Bridge over Schuylkill River Rehabilitation
City of Reading and West Reading Borough, Berks County, PA
PROJECT OWNER Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 5-0
Penn Street Bridge over Schuylkill River Rehabilitation (E02384 SR 3422 Section 03B)
Susquehanna Civil’s tasks included surveying and mapping of the bridge, roadways, railroad, and river using HD Laser scanning; preliminary and final right-of-way invesigations and plans, utilities coordination for several providers in along and through the bridge and approaches, railroad and PUC coordination, preliminary signing and pavement marking plans, and traffic data collection.
The Penn Street Bridge (below) was originally constructed in 1913 and serves as the primary gateway to downtown Reading; seeing an average daily traffic volume of nearly 34,000 vehicles traveling over the Schuylkill River, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Schuylkill River Trail, and Front Street.