Restoration of the Lumberville-Raven Rock Bridge (Lumberville, PA and Raven Rock, NJ)
STV provided construction management and construction inspection services for the restoration of the historic Lumberville-Raven Rock Bridge. Originally built as a wooden span for vehicular traffic in the 1800s, it was converted into a pedestrian bridge by world-famous John A. Roebling’s Sons Company in 1947. The bridge had a structural and aesthetic makeover, and a new retaining wall was built adjacent to the bridge to improve the structural integrity of the nearby bridge house. The bridge was blast-cleaned, and a special, three-coat paint system was applied to the span. The deck was resurfaced with a special epoxy overlay material to prevent ponding and provide a smooth surface for foot traffic. Because the bridge is vital for recreational activities and used by tourists in the summer, construction had to be completed in two months.