By early next month, drivers will be able to use a new bridge that carries Providence Township's Hollow Rd. over an unnamed tributary of the Big Beaver Creek.
The original bridge was destroyed by a storm in August, 2018. The township used two ABS pipes to replace that bridge temporarily. Now a permanent span is being installed on the road. Until that work is finished, the road is closed between Sawmill Rd. and Truce Rd.
Using a crane, workers installed the five sections of the precast concrete culvert on Thursday, July 18. Each section has a seal that mates with the next part of the bridge, making it water tight. Additional sections provide the wing walls for the new bridge.
The township purchased the 40-foot-long bridge from a firm in York County. The bridge's sections were delivered Thursday morning and then lifted into place. The township's crew worked Friday and Saturday to backfill around the new culvert to prevent any additional storms from washing out the roadway.
Members of the township crew began removing the temporary ABS pipes on July 8.