December Dinner Meeting

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Design and Construction of the SR 22, Section 400 Bridge Replacements - 1.0 PDH

Valley Forge Casino, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
Meeting Area Location:  Ross Room
General Admission $50; Government $35; Students $35



The US 22, Section 400 project in Lehigh County, PA (Engineering District 5-0) includes the replacement of the severely deteriorated mainline bridges spanning over the Lehigh River, SR 1004 (Dauphin Street), the Lehigh Canal, and railroads. The project is part of a larger US 22 corridor improvement initiative to upgrade from a 4-lane mainline roadway [ADT (2032) = 147,000] to a 6-lane mainline roadway.  The SR 22 mainline existing structures consists of a 678-foot, six span bridge and a 516-foot four span bridge with the main structures fracture critical steel girder-floorbeam-stringer systems. The proposed structure consists of 640-foot, five span west dual bridges and 530-foot four-span east dual bridges. The new superstructure consists of prestressed concrete bulb-tee beams with a maximum span of 160-feet in each bridge. The substructures consist of reinforced concrete hammerhead piers and stub abutments. The foundations consist of deep micropile foundations or spread footings. The $65 million-dollar project was Let on July 2, 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in September 2019. The presentation will go over the design and construction progress of the bridges highlighting challenges.
As part of the US 22, Section 400 project, the Fullerton Ave bridge spanning over SR 22 has been replaced. The existing bridge carrying Fullerton Avenue over US 22 has been hit numerous times because of substandard vertical clearance and was in need of replacement to accommodate the proposed widening of US 22 to 6-lanes. Various challenges were involved in designing a new bridge for this interchange, such as: raising the Fullerton Avenue profile, half width construction for traffic control, and foundation design for potential sinkholes. The bridge must also accommodate the future ultimate widening of US 22 through this interchange.

Kristian Bellotti, PE
McCormick Taylor Director, Transportation Engineering
Mr. Bellotti is a Director of Transportation Engineering at McCormick Taylor, Inc. where he heads up the Philadelphia, Exton, and Mount Laurel (NJ) offices. He obtained his B.S. degree from Villanova University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida. He has 21 years of experience in projects ranging from alternative studies to final design. He has collaborated on major projects with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, and the Delaware River Port Authority.

David Klyce, PE
RK&K Project Manager
Mr. Klyce's experience includes project management and structural design for transportation projects focused on the replacement or rehabilitation of structures.  He has a BSCE from the University of Cincinnati, an MSCE (Structures) from Lehigh University, and has been an ASCE member for 32 years. His projects have included highway and railway bridges, culverts, retaining walls, and sign structures.  As a project engineer, he has performed structural bridge design and rating analysis of various beams types, reinforced concrete abutments, and piers. He has served as an extension of transportation client’s staff performing reviews (structural) of numerous structure submissions.

Jeremy Pampuch, PE
RK&K Senior Project Engineer
Jeremy Pampuch is a Senior Project Engineer with RK&K's King of Prussia Bridge Group where he specializes in transportation structural engineering design/inspection. Jeremy has a BSCE from Widener University and over 9 years of design/field experience, he is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania & North Carolina and is a certified bridge safety inspector. Mr. Pampuch is an active member of the Philadelphia ASCE and previously served on the Philadelphia ASCE YMF Board.

Bryan Healy, PE
McCormick Taylor Project Manager, Structural Engineering
Mr. Healy is a Project Manager in McCormick Taylor’s Structural Engineering group with primary responsibilities for the design of large and small scale bridge projects in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. He has 16 years of experience and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. He obtained his B.S. degree from Penn State University and his M.S. from Villanova University.

Meeting schedule:
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm  Dinner (chicken/fish/vegetarian) - please note preference in response
7:15 pm Presentation

To register (REQUIRED):
Register Here (link), or you may email Niki Eno <> or call
610-594-2460, Extension 3028 by the Monday before the meeting (12/3/2018).  

Mail checks payable to SEI-Phila Chapter (or bring to the meeting) to:
SEI Treasurer Mr. James Deeney
1010 Adams Avenue
Audubon, PA 19403


**Payment must be made for the cost of dinner if you make a reservation but are not able to attend, since we must pay this cost to the caterer.**