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Project Update: Rehabilitation of SR 2023 (North 3rd Street) over Bushkill Creek

Construction is underway for the State Route 2023 multi-span stone masonry arch bridge which is located in the City of Easton, Northampton County, PA. This structure is located at the gateway to Lafayette College at the base of College Hill.

The 1894 arch structure is a significant structure that crosses over the Bushkill Creek and ties into the foundations of several Lafayette College buildings. Deterioration of the arches resulted in the structural deficient rating. District 5-0’s intention was to preserve the arch structure as much as possible while improving the structural capacity and eliminating the structural deficiencies.

Borton-Lawson was contracted by the Department to develop an innovative solution to preserve as much of the structure as possible. With the use of steel arch liners to permanently stabilize the arches in-place, we were able to avoided disrupting the busy multi-modal traffic above on North 3rd Street. Borton-Lawson was able to provide a long-term maintenance friendly solution to this iconic stone masonry arch structure.

Borton-Lawson’s project manager is Carl McGloughlin, PE who is also a Lafayette College alum. Carl is very proud to apply his knowledge as a civil engineer on a project in such close proximity to his alma mater.