PennDOT is working with area municipalities , beginning with Sparta Township in Crawford County, in a bridge replacement partnership.
Crews from the PennDOT Maintenance Bridge Unit are building precast concrete beams to be used in the construction of a new bridge on Hatchtown Road in Sparta Twp. Officials there, along with PennDOT officials have teamed up for a first of its kind partnership in bridge replacement.
The precast bridge beams are made in the winter months, and will be sold to the municipality at cost. This in turn will save money for the townships using the precast beams from PennDOT.