The Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-76, crosses the Susquehanna River on the Commonwealth’s first concrete segmental bridge for vehicles. During a FIGG Bridge Design Charette with the owner, representatives of the commission determined many aspects of the design, including superstructure and substructure shapes, an open bridge railing, aesthetic lighting options and pier texturethat visually links the structure to the nearby Turnpike Headquarters facility. The twin structures are 5,910' in length and were erected span-by-span with delivery of the pre-cast segments over the previously completed spans. The bridge has earned five awards, including the Pennsylvania Council of Engineering Companies' 2008 Engineering Excellence Diamond Grand Conceptor award.

“The aesthetics are incorporated into the engineering.”
Gary Graham, P.E., Assistant Chief Engineer, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commision

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