NARROWSBURG, NY - The contract was awarded to D.A. Collins Construction Co., Inc. for the Narrowsburg-Darbytown bridge spanning the Delaware River.

Mobilization is scheduled for May 9, 2017 with a project completion date of September 26, 2018, PennDOT reported. That will be almost five and a half years since the bridge was reduced to one lane.

The proposed work consists of rehabilitation of a steel deck arch bridge connecting PA Route 652 in Damascus Township, Wayne County with Bridge Street in Narrowsburg, in the Towns of Tusten.

Proposed work includes replacement of the steel grid deck, span two stringers, sidewalks and bridge railings.  Other proposed work includes bridge approach full depth bituminous paving, milling and overlay, drainage improvements, sidewalks and curbing, guide rail, pavement markings, and reinstallation of traffic beacon all contained in an overall length of 500.46 linear feet (0.095 mile) in Pennsylvania and 447.17 linear feet (0.085 mile) in New York.

The controlled one-lane traffic pattern will continue throughout construction with the exception of 15 overnight closures needed.

The construction cost is $6,700,000. This came under the anticipated price of $7,399,799.

Known as the Narrowsburg-Darbytown Bridge, the span was erected in 1953. PennDOT reduced travel on the bridge to one lane, controlled by a temporary signal light, in March 2013. The lane closure was promoted an inspection in January, requiring immediate weight restrictions. Temporary repairs were conducted that spring. The span was reduced to 15 tons for a single vehicle and 27 tons for combination vehicles like tractor-trailers. Costs are being split equally between Pennsylvania and New York.