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Released: 3/19/2008 

DRPA Awards Commodore Barry Bridge Deck Joint Replacement Contract

The Delaware River Port Authority has awarded a $7,994.330 contract to Road-Con, Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania, to replace the deck joints of the Commodore Barry Bridge.
An Inspection of the Commodore Barry Bridge recommended replacing seventy-four existing compression seal joints with new strip seal joints on the bridge approach structure.

According to DRPA Chief Executive Officer John J. Matheussen, “This is part of an overall maintenance program designed to keep all our Bridges in top condition.”

DRPA Chief Engineer, William Brooks, adds “this project needs to be completed in a timely manner so PENNDOT can build new ramps connecting the Commodore Barry Bridge with the Chester, Pennsylvania, waterfront.”

Work on the project should begin in May and it’s expected to last about seven months.
There will be traffic restrictions during construction with the five lane Commodore Barry Bridge being reduced to three lanes. Drivers will be updated regularly on construction progress.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation and development agency. DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges, and PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.


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