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​State Street Bridge Preservation Project


Project Overview

The purpose of the project is to preserve the bridge that carries State Street (Veterans Memorial Bridge) over the Allegheny River in Oil City, Venango County.

The bridge is located on State Street between the intersection with East Front Street (Route 62) and the intersection with Seneca Street and Elm Street. It is owned by Venango County.

The project will focus on repairs to the concrete bridge deck, barriers, abutments and piers, as well as replacement of the expansion joints and upgrades to lighting. Work is expected to occur during the 2023 construction season.

A detour will be required during construction and is expected to be in place for approximately four months. The proposed detour route, which is less than one mile in length, will use East Front Street (Route 62/Route 2008), Route 62 (Petroleum Street), Route 62/Route8 (Main Street), and Center Street (Route 6008).

The existing steel girder bridge was built in 1990. It is classified as fair condition and has no posted weight restrictions. Approximately 17,000 vehicles a day use the bridge, on average. 

Public Meeting

An in-person public meeting will be held:

Date: September 29, 2022

Time:  5:00 PM to 6:00 PM     

Location:  Oil City city hall
                   21 Seneca Street #100 (Second Floor Council Chambers)
                    Oil City, PA 16301

There will be a short presentation followed by a question-and-answer session and an open house display of the project boards. Attendees will have an opportunity to review plans for the bridge and the proposed construction timeline, fill out questionnaires, and give input.

Project Handout

Please select the image below to view a PDF of the project handout.


Display Boards

Please select the image below to view a PDF of the project display boards.