This project addressed solutions for an existing bridge that was in poor condition. Both the north and south approaches had poor geometrics. The tracks of the CSX railway crossed the north approach at grade. Elimination of this at-grade crossing would both eliminate a hazard to the motoring public and the construction of a rapid coal load facility.
The project was financed by Pike Letcher Land Company, designed to KYDOH requirements, and dedicated to the KYDOH at completion. The project design requirements were for a two-lane rural collector with a 35 mph design speed. The proposed overpass was to clear the tracks by 24 vertical feet. As the prime consultant, Summit Engineering was responsible for procuring all project permits, describing the right-of-way to be acquired, establishing line and grade, approach design, preparation of the drainage folder, and selection/coordination of the structural and geotechnical sub consultants. The right-of-way and geometric constraints resulted in a four span P.C.I.B. beam overpass 320 feet in length.