Gibson Street Bridge near completion

Emsworth's Gibson Street Bridge project is nearing completion.

At the June meeting of Emsworth Council, Dan Lenz, chairman of infrastructure projects, said that a guide rail still needs to be erected. If the custom-designed guide rail is not finished, a temporary guide rail will be put up, he said.

After a guide rail is in place, Beech Construction will remove the temporary bridge, including about two feet of abutment on each side, Lenz said.

Then the West View Water Authority will run a water line through the creek bed. That work is supposed to take about two weeks, according to Lenz.

After the water authority is finished, the new bridge will be temporarily closed for the final asphalting and signage.

Lenz said that the dedication of the new Gibson Street Bridge may take place in mid-July.

Photo by Nancy Whyte for The Citizen