Penn DOT – The Albertus Meyers, 8th Street Bridge
IEW Construction Group is responsible for the bridge rehabilitation for The Albertus Meyers Bridge commonly called the 8th Street Bridge located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The $18.5-million rehabilitation project of Allentown’s 8th Street Bridge, began May 2014 and is scheduled for completion in 2016. IEW’s work will include replacing the bridge deck, constructing new alcoves, repairing bridge piers, reconstructing roadway approaches, installing new ornamental lighting, concrete curbing, concrete sidewalk, protective fencing, pavement markings and signs.
The Eighth Street Bridge was originally constructed in 1913 and last rehabilitated in 1973. It is 1,959 feet long and 46 feet wide and has an average daily traffic volume of 16,950 vehicles. This large concrete span with its massive arches was built in 1912-1913 by the Lehigh Valley Transit Company. At the time it was built it was said to be the largest concrete bridge in the world.