Rock Run Bridge project back on schedule
PORT DEPOSIT — After a two week delay, work is expected to resume Monday at the Rock Run Bridge on North Main Street, a state official said Friday.
“The original plans had the contractor using concrete blocks as part of their stream diversion system,” said David Buck, spokesman for the Maryland State Highway Administration.
However a change was made by that contractor, Richard Pierson, Co. of Woodstown, N.J.
The company asked the Maryland Department of the Environment for permission to use a trench box instead, Buck said.
“Ultimately MDE allowed the contractor to use the trench box, as long as they anchored it in place,” he said, indicating those anchors would protect a wooden bridge downstream in case of a massive flood event.
Though the switch took a few weeks to get resolved, work on the project is moving forward again, Buck noted.
Work started in early July on the $2.8 million project to replace the bridge on North Main Street in Port Deposit with a wider span that includes pedestrian access. Detours are set up taking traffic away from the construction.
Buck said the project still has a 10-week completion expectation.