Baker Awarded Design Contract on Derry Borough Bridge


Baker Awarded Design Contract on Derry Borough Bridge

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE MKT:BKR), has been awarded a contract by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), District 12, to design the replacement of the 12-span Derry Borough Bridge in Westmoreland County, Pa. The agreement is for five years and has a total value over the term of $2.2 million.

Specifically, Baker will provide preliminary and final design for the project which includes the replacement of the structure over the Norfolk Southern railroad. It also includes reconstructing the approach roadway, pedestrian facilities, lighting, and updating the guide rail, pavement markings, traffic signal and signing. West Third Street will be reconstructed to create a T-intersection with Route 217, and East Third Street will be terminated with a cul-de-sac. Traffic will be maintained over the existing bridge during construction to provide access to local businesses.

"We are pleased to have been selected for this major bridge project," said Vincent Borrelli, P.E., Baker's project manager. "We have a strong past performance of delivering projects in District 12."

Michael Baker Corporation ( provides engineering, design, planning and construction services for its clients' most complex challenges worldwide. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, geospatial, homeland security, municipal & civil, oil & gas, rail & transit, telecommunications & utilities, transportation, urban development and water. With more than 3,000 employees in over 100 offices across the United States, Baker is focused on creating value by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for infrastructure and the environment.

Michael Baker Corporation
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