1. Bridge Survey and Safety

    The next step in a bridge’s transformation is complete, thanks to RETTEW’s Survey and Safety teams. Our Survey group worked hard to establish exact elevation points of each structural steel beam at the Safe Harbor Trestle Bridge, a future part of the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail. The railroad ties on the bridge are slated…

  2. Historic Bridge Ready for the Next 100 Years

    A historic bridge in Meyersdale, PA has been reconstructed! RETTEW led the design process for this historic arch structure, designating reuse of stone masonry, a concrete railing mimicking the original bridge, and refurbished Westinghouse light poles. RETTEW’s team of bridge engineers also designed storm sewer upgrades, internal structural upgrades, and safer pedestrian facilities. A stone…

  3. From the Oldest to the Newest

    The oldest covered bridge in Lancaster County, PA is now revitalized and open to traffic. Pequea No. 7, known locally as Neff’s Mill Covered Bridge, had been rated in poor overall condition. The structural timber was deteriorating and the timber deck showing major signs of wear and tear. Originally built in 1875, the bridge has…

  4. More than 500

    More than 500 bridges are complete! RETTEW is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. We’ve been providing environmental permitting and consulting expertise on literally hundreds of projects the agency is undertaking. The public-private partnership project is a massive effort to replace 558 poor-condition bridges statewide. To date, 511 of those…

  5. Grant for Flood Study

    Less flooding = a safer community and environment. For Highspire Borough in Dauphin County, PA, new grant funding will start the process of reducing flooding in the community. With RETTEW’s help, the Borough received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for more than $190,000 to complete a flood mitigation feasibility…

  6. Allentown is “Beaming”

    The last steel beam is in. At Five City Center in Allentown, PA, City Center’s latest project at 8th and Hamilton Streets, the last beam went up after a beam-signing celebration earlier this fall. The mixed-use development will include offices, apartments, a parking deck, and a hotel. At more than 200 feet tall, the 300,000-square-foot…

  7. Colorful Lines

    On a college campus in Western PA, it’s not only students who are adding to their knowledge base. RETTEW’s GIS and Subsurface Utility Engineering groups are working together to help locate and map every single underground utility across the campus. Our GIS team began by creating a campus map integrating underground plans. A damage prevention…

  8. Shiny and New

    The bridge on State Route 209 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, is complete! This RETTEW project involved replacing a dual-span structure over an active railroad and arch bridge repairs over a creek, as well as traffic signal timing adjustments, equipment upgrades, and roadway approach improvements. All improvements were made while keeping two lanes of traffic open…

  9. Stone Masonry Success

    Stone masonry can really bring a bridge project together. At the State Route 2047 Meyersdale Bridge, a stone arch bridge in Pennsylvania, masons recently used their specialized skills to re-stack the downstream spandrel. In bridge design, a spandrel is the space between the outer curve of an arch and the wall or ceiling of the…

  10. A Fish of a Tale

    A grassy knoll is now teeming with fish. When a local client wanted to add a pond to their property, they contacted RETTEW. The biologists at RETTEW got to work on designing and acquiring permits for the project. Within a year, our team completed plans, attained permits, and began construction. We recommended Flyway Excavating, Inc….

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