Route 1011, Pond Eddy Bridge Replacement
Shohola, Pike County

PennDOT District 4 welcomes you to the Route 1011 Pond Eddy Bridge Replacement project website.We encourage you to use this as a resource for accurate and timely project information.


PennDOT is soliciting the contractor community’s input at the onset of the final design process to identify cost effective alternatives and perform construction analysis for the Pond Eddy Bridge replacement project in Engineering District 4-0.

The project involves the complete replacement of the Pond Eddy Bridge carrying SR 1011 over the Delaware River between the town of Pond Eddy in Shohola Township, Pike County, PA and the Town of Lumberland in Sullivan County, NY. The existing single-lane two-span Petit Through-Truss structure founded on masonry abutments and pier will be replaced with a single-lane two-span Steel Through-Truss structure similar in configuration and length to the existing. The new structure will be located approximately 55’ upstream of and parallel to the existing. Traffic will be maintained across the existing structure during construction. The roadway work will include approximately 700 linear feet of reconstruction, guide rail and drainage improvements, signing and pavement marking updates, and other miscellaneous construction.

The VE/ACTT (Value Engineering/Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer) session for contractors will be held on November 5, 2014 at the PennDOT Engineering District 4-0 Office, 55 Keystone Industrial Park, Dunmore, PA 18512, starting at 9:30 a.m. Contractors are encouraged to attend the entire session.

All contractors interested in attending the VE/ACTT session should contact John A. Rautzahn, P.E., Project Manager at (717)-763-2087 or email by October 31, 2014 to confirm attendance.

It is PennDOT’s intent that contractor’s participation in the VE/ACTT session will not preclude them from bidding on this project in the future

News Release

Departments of General Services, Transportation Seek Buyers to Purchase, Preserve Historic Pike County Bridge
News for Immediate Release

July 14, 2014

Departments of General Services, Transportation Seek Buyers to Purchase, Preserve Historic Pike County Bridge Preservation–minded Individuals, Groups Sought to Maintain Bridge in New Location

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Departments of General Services and Transportation are seeking buyers interested in purchasing and preserving the historic Pond Eddy Bridge in Pike County.

According to DGS Secretary Sheri Phillips, her department is currently accepting letters of interest until Aug. 29, 2014 and bids until Sept. 5, 2014 from potential buyers willing to preserve the bridge in a new location.

Built in 1904, the Pond Eddy Bridge carries Route 1011 over the Delaware River in Shohola Township, Pike County. The two-span bridge is 504 feet long and 16 feet wide. Each span of the bridge is 252 feet in length. Both spans of the bridge are available as a set or individually.

“The Pond Eddy Bridge is a significant part of the history of the towns of Pond Eddy, Pennsylvania, and Lumberland, New York, where it served as the only connection point between the two towns since its construction,” Phillips noted. “By no means is the life of this bridge over. There are many other ways this bridge can continue to be a part of our state’s history.”

Phillips noted that historic bridges can be successfully adapted to become bike and walking bridges on trails, in parks and on college campuses.

“There are many applications this bridge can be adapted to fit and the flexibility of purchasing the spans as a pair, or individually, will enable potential owners to cover a large or smaller crossing,” Phillips said.

In addition to the Pond Eddy Bridge, 10 county and locally owned bridges are currently being marketed through PennDOT’s Bridge Marketing Program. The program allows state agencies, municipalities, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and the general public to purchase historic bridges that would otherwise be dismantled during replacement or removal projects.

PennDOT and DGS partner on marketing state-owned historic bridges, inviting the public to own or reuse some historic bridges that are being replaced by newer structures.

“Bridges are a rich part of Pennsylvania’s history, and we have the third-highest number of bridges in the country,” PennDOT Secretary said. “While we sometimes have to replace historic bridges because of safety and modern traffic patterns, this program helps our historic structures live on in other uses.”

Once a buyer is selected for the Pond Eddy Bridge, DGS will transfer ownership of the bridge to the buyer and PennDOT will remove the bridge and transport it to an agreed upon location.

While anyone can purchase eligible bridges through the program, the purchasers must agree that they will preserve the historical characteristics of the bridge and not sell it. New bridge owners are responsible for costs associated with the rehabilitation and future maintenance of the bridge.

For information on the Pond Eddy Bridge letter of interest and bid process, visit the DGS website.

For more information on the PennDOT Bridge Marketing Program and available bridges, visit or call 717-705-1484.

Media contact: DGS, Troy Thompson, 717-787-3197
PennDOT, Erin Waters-Trasatt, 717-783-8800 ###

Project Status Update

February 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Engineering District 4-0 and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Region 9 (Southern Tier) working in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is advancing the Pond Eddy Bridge Replacement Project. At the conclusion of the final Design Advisory Committee meeting, held at the Shohola Township Building on August 29rd, 2013, the Design team has decided on a new bridge design—dual truss bridge to span the Delaware River, color of the bridge and design width.

The Department is currently in the Final Design phase. The bridge replacement project is scheduled for April 2016.

In accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement for adverse effects to the historic bridge, PennDOT is in the process of marketing the bridge through the Commonwealth’s Department of General Services. The bridge was placed on the auction website on January 06, 2014 with a 15 day notice to all Commonwealth agencies. At the end of this period, there were no interested agencies. It is currently opened to the municipal authorities for bid. If no municipal authorities are interested then DGS Department of General Services will open the auction to the public.

As the final design progresses, the bridge continues to require maintenance. After a fall 2013 inspection of the bridge, PennDOT determined that additional repairs were required. This coming spring, PennDOT will contract to have approximately 40 stringers replaced. Similar to the past several years, the stringer replacements will require partial closure of the bridge, which will be coordinated with local residents and the National Park Service.




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Carla Medura, Project Manager

Susan Williams, Senior Civil Engineer Supervisor