New Britain Township has announced that the New Galena Road Bridge will be replaced.
The existing bridge will be demolished and replaced by a reinforced structural steel and concrete superstructure 46 feet long, placed in one continuous operation, on new cantilevered abutments. The superstructure will carry two ten-foot lanes with one-foot shoulders. The new bridge design is in accordance with PennDOT and AASHTO specifications.
New Galena Road is scheduled to be closed to through traffic on June 13, 2017 and remain closed for approximately six months to allow the concrete to properly cure. Detour route is King Road to Old Limekiln Road.
The existing New Galena Road Bridge over a tributary leading into Lake Galena is a single-span concrete encased steel I-beam bridge. Constructed in 1923, the overall structural length is 34 feet, with a curb-to-curb width of 20 feet and an average under-clearance of 10 feet. The bituminous roadway is 17 feet wide.