BRADFORD – Work to replace a structurally deficient bridge in Lewis Run has been underway since early May. The bridge spans Lewis Run on Route 4001 (Lafayette Avenue/Big Shanty Road) in the borough of Lewis Run. Replacing the bridge with a new concrete arch structure will shorten the list of structurally deficient bridges in McKean County by one.
A detour is part of the project, so that the current bridge can be removed and the new one built. The detour was expected to begin June 11 but has now been delayed until June 18, so preliminary work on the project can be completed. The detour is expected to last through late August. The detour route will use Route 4001, Route 59, and Route 219.
All work is weather and schedule dependent. L.C. Whitford of Wellsville, New York is the contractor on this $1.3 million project. All work on this project is scheduled to be finished in late September.