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Virtual Plans Display Unveiled for Dunlap Creek Bridge Rehabilitation and Brownsville Avenue Bridge Preservation Projects in Fayette County


Uniontown, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 12-0, along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), invites the community to participate in a Virtual Plans Display of the Dunlap Creek Bridge Rehabilitation and Brownsville Avenue Bridge Preservation projects in Brownsville Borough, Fayette County. 

The Dunlap Creek Bridge (Cast Iron Bridge) is the first cast iron metal arch bridge built in the United States (1839). This project is designed as a sensitive rehabilitation of the historic bridge structure that will remove later encumbrances and restore views of the bridge to maintain its significance. 

The Brownsville Avenue over Dunlap Creek Bridge Preservation project includes the rehabilitation of the existing bridge structure carrying Brownsville Avenue over Dunlap Creek. The proposed work will strengthen the bridge so the weight limit posting can be removed. 

Information on both bridge projects in Brownsville Borough, including short overviews and an online comment form, is available online. The virtual plans display can be accessed on the PennDOT website for two weeks, from Tuesday, November 28 to Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

Visit PennDOT District 12 website at Click on the Public Meetings/Studies link under the District Links heading. Click the Fayette County tile, and select Dunlap Creek Rehab and Brownsville Avenue Bridge Preservation.

Those unable to access the information online may give feedback by contacting PennDOT Project Managers Gary Ferrari at or 724.439.7156 for Dunlap Creek Bridge or Stacy Lloyd, P.E. at or 724.439.7243 for Brownsville Avenue Bridge.

The purpose of the online plans display is to introduce the project and receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project. It is also an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the project's potential effect upon Cultural Resources pursuant to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's 36 CFR Part 800 regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. 

The project documents will be made available in alternative languages or formats if requested. If you need translation/interpretation services or have special needs or have special concerns that require individual attention, contact PennDOT Project Manager Gary Ferrari at or 724.439.7156 regarding Dunlap Creek Bridge or Stacy Lloyd, P.E. at or 724.439.7243 regarding Brownsville Avenue Bridge.

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, PennDOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. If you feel that you have been denied the benefits of, or participation in a PennDOT program or activity, you may contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Equal Opportunity, DBE/Title VI Division at 717.787.5891 or 800.468.4201. 

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Contact:  Laina Aquiline, or 724.415.3748 

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