The existing two-span, 37-foot-long North Locust Street Bridge over Santo Domingo Creek carried 2,400 vehicles per day through Lititz Borough but was structurally deficient due to scour and poor pier condition. Looking for one less structurally deficient bridge in their community, the Borough received federal monies to replace the concrete slab bridge. The Borough wanted an engineer that knew the federal funding process, had knowledge of the local community, and was committed to assisting the public and the Borough in constructing a replacement structure.
The Borough selected RETTEW because our precast-concrete box culvert design provided a single-span structure with minimal future maintenance needs. Several of our employees live in the borough and use the bridge, and they provided guidance to help the Borough navigate the project through the federal aid design process, a method that RETTEW works with every day. In doing so, RETTEW proved our commitment to providing a suitable replacement bridge for the Borough and the community it serves.