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City of Reading
Alfred Benesch & Company
E. Kuser, Inc.
November 29, 2007
Angelica Park is a 117-acre recreational area along the
Schuylkill River in southeastern Pennsylvania. The park
recently underwent a major renovation that included a
new wetlands center, grasses, trees and shrubs.
E. Kuser, Inc. was called in to realign and repair the banks of
Angelica Creek that were destroyed when a storm washed
out the nearby dam in 2001. Part of the restoration project
called for a new pedestrian bridge to cross the creek.
Consulting engineer Alfred Benesch and Company hoped
to provide an economical solution from a cost perspective,
as well as minimize future maintenance concerns. The
structure also needed to accommodate the design storm event while ensuring stability during an
A Continental® Connector® style truss bridge was selected. The structure could also provide
aesthetics and be installed quickly. Adding to the speed of installation, Contech Bridge Solutions
provided precast abutments that saved additional time and helped provide an easy installation.
“The Contech solution was ideal in that is satisfied all of the design criteria for less cost than any
alternative,” said George Horas, Project Manager for Alfred Benesch and Company. “Technical
support both during design and in the field also contributed to the success of the project.”
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