Beaver River Bridge Replacement

The Beaver River Bridge located just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, is being reconstructed and the project is now approaching the third and final phase of the process. This project, in North Sewickley Township, Homewood Borough and Big Beaver Borough in Beaver County, involves the complete replacement of the Mainline Bridge over the Beaver River. Along with the Beaver River Ridge construction, two miles of the Turnpike's east-west mainline (Interstate 76) between Milepost 12 and Milepost 14 PA will also be widened. Upon completion of this project, the existing four-lane facility will be upgraded to include six 12' (ft) travel lanes, three eastbound and three westbound, 12' (ft) shoulders and 10'(ft) medians in each direction.  

The $270 million dollar project was awarded to Fay, S&B USA Construction who offer expertise in both commercial and heavy civil construction fields. Fay, S&B USA have partnered with International Construction Equipment, Inc. (ICE®) to drive steel pipe piles for the new bridge foundation. To insert the pipe piles into the bedrock the experts at Fay will be using an ICE® Model 66 Vibratory Hammer to create a strong foundation for this important interchange. The ICE® Model 66 has a driving force of 245 tons as well as a maximum frequency of 1600 VPM, making it the perfect choice to keep this project on time and on budget.  

Having wider lanes and new interchange ramps will create a more forgiving buffer for local drivers, especially in high-speed environments where narrow lanes may feel uncomfortable or increase potential for side-swipe collisions. This project will also lower the car accident rate along the turnpike and Beaver River Bridge and improve the traffic flow. Fay, S&B USA Construction have done a fantastic job with the reconstruction of the bridge so far and are currently still on pace for the estimated completion date in 2027. International Construction Equipment, Inc. (ICE®) is pleased to have been a part of this bridge project which will serve commuters and residents for many years to come. 

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