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Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD) was selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to design the rehabilitation for the Limekiln Pike Bridge, located on the border of Montgomery and Horsham Townships, which carries S.R. 0152 over Little Neshaminy Creek. Limekiln Pike is a Community Arterial that carries over 9,500 vehicles per day, as of 201), with projections for growth to almost 11,500 vehicles per day in 2030. This stone masonry arch structure, which was originally constructed in 1838, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but due to its previously deteriorated condition, a reduced weight limit was enforced. TPD’s design eliminated the weight limit restrictions by restoring the structural integrity of the bridge while also minimizing impact to the historic significance of the bridge.
The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia named this project the 2013 winner of their Grand Jury Award.
A Grand Jury of preservation professionals chooses award winners based on these criteria:
* The quality of the work or the outcomes of the activity
* The need that was met
* How the project or activity increased awareness of historic preservation
* Impact on neighborhood revitalization
* How children/adults/community/residents/visitors benefited
Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. Overview
Founded in 1989, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD) is a transportation engineering firm serving public and private sector clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. TPD’s range of services includes:
* Transportation Planning
* Highway, Streetscape, and Trail Design
* Bridge Design & Inspection
* Traffic Signal System Design
* Environmental Services & Permitting
* Construction Management & Inspection
* Expert Witness Support for Accident Investigations
Given the risk involved in engineering projects with historic structures that need to withstand heavy use, our expert team of engineer’s professional liability consultants at Fenner and Esler conducted a comprehensive review of TPD’s insurance policies to ensure they had sufficient coverage for the significant liability risks associated with this venture. Additionally, our risk management professionals reviewed the project contracts to prevent TPD from assuming more than their fair share of responsibility for the bridge rehabilitation work. Personalized service is the foundation of Fenner and Esler’s success as a leading provider of scalable professional liability insurance policies for engineers.