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Knapp Bridge Repair Wins Industry Award

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Luthers Mills, Pa., April 8, 2004 - The project to repair Bradford County's Knapp Covered Bridge won the Pennsylvania Partnership for Highway Quality Award at the group's spring convention.

Receiving plaques were the Bradford County government, PennDOT Engineering District 3-0, and Dewberry-Goodkind Inc. and Lycoming Supply Inc. They represent the owner, designers and primary contractor of the rehabilitation project, taking top honors in its class of nine entries for spans 150 feet or less.

The goal[s] of the work, in December of 2002, was "restoration of Knapp's Bridge for modern use while retaining the original historic character of the bridge," said Rick Mason Penn Dot District 3 spokesman. The goals included using materials approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, strengthening timber members and structural connections to accommodate modern vehicle traffic and developing abutment repair methods that improved aesthetics and facilitated operations.

Built in 1853 using the Burr Truss to cross Brown's Creek near Luthers Mills, Pa., renovated in 2002.

Knapp Covered Bridge - Chuck & Nancy Knapp
Knapps Bridge [WGN PA-08-01]
Photo by Chuck and Nancy Knapp
March 21, 2003


[This item based on article published by Daily and Sunday Review, Towanda Pa. on their website: Our thanks to Chuck and Nancy Knapp, and Dick Wilson for sharing this news item - Ed.]

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