Wilson Street Bridge
This project involved the design and construction management of a 50′-0″ clear span adjacent box beam structure over Dixon Run in Clymer Borough, Indiana County. Radical realignment and skew of the structure was proposed to return the waterway to its natural course and prevent flooding that frequently occurred in the immediate area. The structure was completed just prior to a flood that washed out several bridges in the area. The Wilson Street Bridge was the only structure in the Clymer area to remain above the floodwaters. It was subsequently praised in the Indiana Gazette as the only access to flooding homes north of the Borough by the Clymer Fire Chief: “Thank God for the new Wilson Street Bridge because it was built higher over Dixon Run than the old one. The bridge was money well spent by the County Commissioners because we would never have been able to get the people across the old bridge.” Later in the year the bridge received the Effective Use of Liquid Fuels Safety Improvements Award given by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in a competition encompassing all local projects throughout Pennsylvania.