In 2014, McMahon assisted East Coventry in completing a successful application for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (DVRPC) Municipal Bridge Retro-Reimbursement grant program for the full replacement of the Kulp Road Bridge. Previously, the bridge had been posted with a load restriction by PennDOT due to various deficiencies. Upon award of the DVRPC grant, McMahon completed the necessary engineering for the precast concrete arch bridge design as well as all PennDOT permitting. AD Marble was a subconsultant for the environmental engineering and DEP permitting. Advantage Engineers was the subconsultant for geotechnical engineering. After securing all necessary approvals and permits, McMahon prepared the bidding documents, and managed the bidding process through PennBid.
In June 2017, East Coventry Township awarded Grace Industries with the contract for construction based on their qualified lowest bid. Construction began on September 25th 2017, and McMahon completed routine inspections of the construction over the subsequent seven weeks ensuring compliance with plans and standards and material testing. The new bridge installation was completed in mid-November and open to the public.
The Township anticipates submitting a reimbursement request to DVRPC for 80 percent of the full project costs, which have totaled approximately $762,000.