Bridge 3-132 is located east of the town of Bridgeville in Sussex County, Delaware.
Corrugated metal pipe culverts are corroding throughout the state. The Department has over 200 bridge-length corrugated metal pipe culvert locations, most of which are at or beyond their expected 30-year service life. This project is one location of the 28 locations included in the current Design-Build contract and it will help the Department meet its performance measures related to number of bridges in fair or poor condition.
The scope of the proposed project is to replace the existing pipes with precast reinforced concrete box culvert. The proposed box culvert will have a minimum clear opening of 28 feet wide by 9 feet high and be 48 feet in length. Additionally, riprap aprons will be installed at the culvert inlet and outlet openings,extending into and stabilizing the channel bed upstream and downstream.
Design work to be completed no later than Fall 2018.
Construction work to be completed no later than Spring 2019.
This pipe replacement is part of a larger Design-Build project consisting of multiple locations.