Coatesville, PA – October 24, 2012 – One of the region’s leading local businesses, Bulldog Construction Company, has installed the new Borough of Downingtown Pedestrian Bridge, which crosses over the Brandywine River and parts of Route 30 in downtown Downingtown. The new bridge connects the Johnsontown Park trail to Kerr Park and enables pedestrians clear passage without crossing over any street while closing a gap in Downingtown’s trail system.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Downingtown Pedestrian Bridge is scheduled for this Saturday, October 27th at 11 a.m. There is also naming ceremony, as the Borough of Downingtown is conducting an online contest to name the new pedestrian bridge. The ceremony will take place at Downingtown Borough Hall, 4 West Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335.
For Bulldog Construction, the new Downingtown Pedestrian Bridge represents an opportunity to support the community. Bulldog was established in 1980, and is locally-owned, with over 50 employees in the area.
Bulldog’s work on the project, which involved setting the bridge in place with a 500-ton crane, as well as clearing the area and completing the concrete deck work in the approaches to the bridge, began in late September and was completed last week with the final concrete pour. The bridge is 127 feet long.
According to John Loftus, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bulldog Construction, “The purpose of the new Downingtown pedestrian bridge is to close a gap in Downingtown’s trail system, eliminating the need for pedestrians to cross over busy Route 30. When the bridge cement cures, which should be this week, pedestrians will be able to go from Johnsontown Park to Kerr Park without crossing over any streets.”
Downingtown Borough received a grant through the Chester County Community Revitalization Program to modify their trail system to reduce the need for the at-grade pedestrian crossing on Lancaster Avenue in front of Borough Hall. The new trail and bridge connects the Johnsontown Park trail to the trail system in Kerr Park without having to cross the highway.
“All of us at Bulldog Construction are proud to be part of our community, and have been actively involved in serving the community in which we not only work but live and raise our families since we started business in 1980,” said Robert W. Reese, Founder and President of Bulldog Construction. “Our work on the new Downingtown Pedestrian Bridge gives our team a feeling of pride in helping our friends and neighbors, while at the same time a great sense of accomplishment in continuing to provide the highest-quality public utility construction services.”
About Bulldog Construction:
Bulldog Construction Co., Inc. has provided the Southeastern Pennsylvania region with the highest-quality public utility, commercial, industrial, and residential construction services since its founding in 1980. Bulldog maintains multiple crews who can complete any size project with confidence, efficiency and professionalism. The company has the knowledge and expertise to provide customers with jobs that are consistently completed in an outstanding manner correctly and safely. Additional information is available on the company’s website at http://www.bulldogconstr.com.
Jim DeLorenzo, Jim DeLorenzo Public Relations
Phone: 215-564-1122 or 215-266-5943