2021 National Conference Going Virtual Pocono Mountains PA

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ASHE 2021 National Conference

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May 25 - May 27, 2021

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Session 3, Track 3

I-84 "Twin Bridges" Replacement Project
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Pennsylvania is undertaking a critical replacement of parallel twin-girder structures located on I-84 over Roaring Brook and the active DL&W Railroad in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The project includes replacement of the two mainline structures with spans up to 330 feet as well as reconfiguration of an adjacent interchange with a fly-over structure. The challenging project site includes an active railroad, Roaring Brook, and steep terrain requiring the construction of several access roads, staging areas, crane pads, and temporary crossings of Roaring Brook for construction access, erection, and removal of the existing bridges. The project also includes the innovative use of an abandoned circa 1883 railroad bridge as a haul road and, after the project is complete, as a critical stream crossing for a recreational trail.

Tim Benner, PE; McTish, Kunkel & Assoc. - Allentown, PA  
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Mr. Benner has 30 years of transportation and bridge design experience and is currently a Vice President with McTish, Kunkel & Associates in Allentown, PA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan.

Benjamin Martz, PE; McTish, Kunkel & Assoc. - Allentown, PA  
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Mr. Martz served as Lead Structural Engineer and Assistant Project Manager for the I-84 Twin Bridges Project. Mr. Martz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State University and a Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering from Lehigh University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania with twelve years of structural design experience

Susan Williams; Pennsylvania Department of Transportation - Dunmore, PA  
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Ms. Williams served as the PennDOT Project Manager for the I-84 Twin Bridges Project. She has 28 years of transportation design and management experience and is currently a Senior Civil Engineer Supervisor with PennDOT District 4-0 in Dunmore, PA.