Ft. Pitt Bridge and Tunnel Rehabilitation

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Delivery System(s):
General Contracting
$89 million
Completion Date:
December 2003
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  • 7.034 lane-miles
  • Double-deck bridge structure
  • Replacement of bridge deck and structural steel repairs
  • Tunnel rehabilitation included lighting and ventilation systems
  • Rehabilitated 41-span structure with prestressed concrete I-beams

Trumbull Corporation was general contractor for the rehabilitation of the Fort Pitt Bridge and twin tunnels. Work included deck replacement, structural steel repair, painting, superstructure, pier replacements, tunnel rehabilitation, tunnel lighting systems, safety systems, ventilation components, concrete paving, drainage, ceiling repair, building modifications, sign structures, lighting, and barrier with impact attenuators within a length of 37,140 linear feet (7.034 lane-miles). The project had a very aggressive schedule to meet PennDOT’s completion dates.

Three major milestones were completed ahead of schedule, and Trumbull received the maximum incentive bonus of $3.7 million for its efforts.
Trumbull also received six industry awards for this project:
The Pennsylvania Partnership for Highway Quality (PPHQ) Design Award
The Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) Project of the Year Award
The American Consultant Engineering Council of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) Grand Conceptor Award
The Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) Outstanding Rehabilitated Bridge Award
The American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Pittsburgh Section Award for Category B (over $15 million)
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Merit Award