2021 National Conference Going Virtual Pocono Mountains PA

"The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship."

ASHE 2021 National Conference

Join us for a Virtual Conference

May 25 - May 27, 2021

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Session 5, Track 1A

Closing a Critical Gap in the Schuylkill River Trail: Using Creative Engineering Solutions to Transform a Highway Bridge Into a Multi-Modal Bridge.
Schuylkill Trail

The goal of this project was to close a 1000’ gap in the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) across the Route 29 Bridge over the Schuylkill River between Phoenixville and Mont Clare, PA. This session will describe the creative engineering/construction solutions used to retrofit the bridge and adjacent roadway/sidewalk areas to create a vital link in this 128 mile regional trail.

Chris Stanford, PE, PMP, PTOE, Michael Baker International - Allentown, PA  

Chris is a professional civil engineer, certified project management professional and certified planner with over 25 years of experience designing, planning and managing transportation, park and bicycle/pedestrian projects in eastern Pennsylvania. He has managed a wide variety of projects with a construction value up to $32 million dollars through the entire planning, design and construction process. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lafayette College and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova University. Chris also has over 20 years of specialized expertise in parks, shared use path, rails to trails, safe routes to school, greenway planning, design and construction projects. In 2020, Chris was recognized with the Association of Pedestrian Bicycle Professionals-Delaware Valley Chapter’s first ever Professional of the Year Award for his tireless effort to advance bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure in the Philadelphia region.