to Address Deficient Bridges in Pennsylvania
A recent national survey identified 11.5% of the country’s bridges as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. That figure is 26.5% in Pennsylvania, amounting to nearly 6,000 deficient bridges in Lane’s geographic center and corporate home. With funding issues and budget constraints being the chief obstacles in addressing the aged infrastructure, Lane began promoting the cost benefits afforded with structural plate, a tried and true alternative to the more costly and time-consuming options used in more recent years. Along with reduced construction times and other cost saving benefits, Lane’s direct marketing efforts aim to re-acquaint municipalities to the varied uses of structural plate, especially in addressing small bridge replacement, rehabilitation and reline work. Together with turnkey services available through Lane’s Long Span Bridge & Culvert Division, Lane is uniquely positioned to partner with Pennsylvania agencies to achieve their bridge improvement goals.