The Pennsylvania Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is one of the largest P3 projects in the US.

100 to go as Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners starts 458th bridge

Published 21 May 2018

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners has commenced work on its 458th bridge under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, one of the largest P3 projects in the US.

PWKP is busy completing the US$899 million public-private partnership (P3), which includes the replacement of 558 structurally-deficient bridges by the end of the year. The commencement of bridge 458 means there are only 100 remaining.

The news comes as PWKP announced the completion of bridge number 400 earlier this month.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project originated in 2013, when PennDOT was challenged by an aging, structurally-deficient bridge inventory and limited funding and resources.

The P3 approach allows PennDOT to replace 558 of its roughly 4,500 structurally deficient bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

In 2015 the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contracted the Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners consortium – comprising Plenary Group, Walsh Investors, LLC; Walsh Construction Company, Granite Construction Company, HDR, and Walsh Infrastructure Management – to finance, design, construct and maintain the bridges for 25 years post-completion.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania visit 


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