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PennDOT replaces Herr Street Bridge in 10 days

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM
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In early October, PennDOT reopened the Herr Street Bridge in Harrisburg after using accelerated bridge construction techniques to replace the 98-year-old bridge over just 10 days.

The contractor removed the existing bridge and abutments, replaced it with the new precast structure, and rebuilt the roadway. Accelerated bridge construction was selected to reduce traveler inconvenience by avoiding a lengthy bridge closure or a two-year project under phased construction.

This portion of Herr Street — between Seventh Street and Cameron Street — averages more than 12,345 vehicles traveled daily.

Watch a timelapse video of the construction above or on PennDOT’s YouTube page.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit

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