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Photo Album: Pickering Bridge Replacement

The "Ice Dam Bridge" of State Road (Route 29) over the Pickering Creek in Charlestown Township was closed for replacement on October 29, 2001. Less than eight months later, and three months ahead of schedule, the new bridge opened on June 13, 2002.
During the latter stages of construction and the ribbon cutting ceremonies, we have posted several sets of photographs depicting progress on the new bridge. Use the links below to view these photos.
March 9, 2002   (7 photos on 2 pages)
Photos after foundation and support span poured but prior to pouring the new road bed and well before completion of stone work.
May 10, 2002   (4 photos on 1 page)
Barrett's Tree Service removing some trees from the remaining walls of the old Ice Dam adjacent to the new bridge. Photos by Kevin Kuhn.
May 26, 2002   (3 photos on 1 page)
Photos of the completed bridge except for final stone work on sides and beneath.
June 13, 2002   (5 photos on 1 page)
Photos of the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to open the bridge to traffic three months early. This page includes a table of some comparative statistics and descriptive material relating to the new and old bridge.

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