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Title: Final roadway & bridge design for S.R. 3051 Section 78b, Montgomery County, Pa.
Authors: Baker, Wes
Barbich, Brent
Birks, Jeffery
Harris, Jin S.
Keywords: bridge design;geotechnical evaluation;Betzwood bridge;trooper road reconstruction;drainage and safety features;vertical & horizontal alignment
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2007
Abstract: The former Betzwood Bridge, located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was an alternative to using US Route 422 to cross the Schuylkill River to visit popular destinations such as the King of Prussia Mall or Valley Forge National Park. However, since the bridge was demolished in 1993 there has been no alternative but to use the US Route 422 Bridge. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has since realized the need to rebuild the former bridge to alleviate the present delays experienced by US Route 422 travelers. Briefly stated, BHP's scope of work for this project involved designing and constructing a new five span, two lane, 745-foot bridge that will span the Schuylkill River, as well as the active Norfolk Southern Railroad, widening a half mile of Trooper Road (S.R 3051), and redesigning the intersections of Trooper Road and Valley Forge Road (SR 0023) and Trooper Road and Audubon Road, as well as making improvement to the US Route 422 off ramp. To achieve these designs the four main areas of roadway design, bridge superstructure and substructure design, and traffic design had to be evaluated. The following sections will look into each one of these areas in greater detail and explain the methodology behind the new proposed designs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1333
Appears in Collections:Senior Design Projects (COE)

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