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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-410




Bucks County

[40 Pa.B. 1274]
[Saturday, March 6, 2010]

 Under section 2002(b) of The Administrative Code of 1920 (71 P. S. § 512(b)), the Director of the Bureau of Design makes the following written finding:

 The Department of Transportation is planning a bridge replacement project that involves the replacement of the bridge structure carrying SR 1014 (Geigel Hill Road) over the Tinicum Creek in Tinicum Township, Bucks County. The original bridge was a single-span Pratt thru-truss bridge that was constructed in 1888. In September 2003, the structure was closed to traffic as a result of a vehicular accident and severe deterioration.

 Subsequent to an inspection conducted in January 2008, the bridge was closed to pedestrian traffic due to concern for the structural integrity of the bridge. Finally, the bridge was demolished in June 2008, because it was in imminent danger of collapsing and posed a threat to public health, safety and welfare.

 The subject project is considered a Level 2 Environmental Documentation.

 Resources within the project area that qualify as section 2002 resources include the following: Ridge Valley Rural Historic District (HD); the SR 1014 bridge (a contributing element to the district); three contributing resources to the HD in the northeast quadrant (that is, blacksmith shop, wood barn and butcher's shop), one contributing resource to the HD in the southeast quadrant (that is, residential dwelling) and Tinicum Creek. The HD was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 24, 1992. Tinicum Creek is designated as a segment of the Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River. Impacts to the SR 1014 Geigel Hill Road Bridge over Tinicum Creek will constitute a use of the section 2002 resource.

 The environmental, economic, social and other effects of the proposed project as enumerated in section 2002 of The Administrative Code of 1929 have been considered. It has been concluded that there is no feasible and prudent alternative to the project as designed and all reasonable steps have been taken to minimize such effects.

Bureau of Design

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-410. Filed for public inspection March 5, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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