Jerome Street Bridge

McKeesport, PA - 2012


The Jerome Street Bridge is an arch bridge across the Youghiogheny River connecting the east and west banks of the Pittsburgh industrial suburb of McKeesport, PA. It’s 762 feet long and opened in 1937. In 2012 three inches of the existing wearing course were milled off and replaced with 1” of an FJ base course followed by a 1 1/2” Warm Mix wearing course designed with PG76-22 and FORTA-FI® 3/4” high tensile strength synthetic fibers. Lane Construction Corporation made the material and it was placed by Donegal Construction Company on a mulit-night paving project. FORTA-FI® was used to prevent reflective cracking as well as aid in compaction of the material since a vibratory roller couldn’t be used because this was a bridge deck. 

Key Words

  • Extended Pavement Life
  • Reduced Rutting & Cracking
  • Cost Savings

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