Preservation Summer School

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Sessions are designed to enhance the knowledge of preservation professionals, as well as individuals actively involved in community preservation. If you have a particular passion, select a track and select sessions with the appropriate icon. Want an at-a-glance session schedule for reference? Click here to download and print. (When you register, you'll receive a confirmation with your schedule.)

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Rehabilitation of the Frankford Avenue Bridge: The Nation's Oldest Highway Bridge

When a vehicular collision knocked over a portion of the masonry parapet wall on the Frankford Avenue Bridge, it led to the complete rehabilitation of the 321 year old landmark. This case study will focus on the power of planning, creating partnerships with the public and consulting parties and how the stewardship of an irreplaceable historic asset has resulted in the complete rehabilitation of an engineering marvel that will last another 300 years.
Din Abazi, PE, PennDOT District 6-0
Kristin Caparra, PennDOT District 6-0
Michael Cuddy, PE, TranSystems