What’s New:Environmental Review July 2012 Bureau for Historic Preservation
Environmental Review Regions: Archaeology Bureau for Historic Preservation
Statewide Archaeological Sensitivity Mapping Bureau for Historic Preservation
Old: Request to Initiate Consultation Form VOID Bureau for Historic Preservation
New: Project Review Form Available on PHMC-BHP website (see handout) Bureau for Historic Preservation
New: ER Response Stamps Bureau for Historic Preservation
PennDOT Management Plan for Historic Metal Truss Bridges Kris Lammi Thompson PennDOT Cultural Resources Specialist, Districts 4-0 & 5-0
Historic Metal Truss Bridge Management Plan• Historic Metal Truss Bridges-rapidly diminishing resource• Bridge Inventory (2001): – 863 total trusses – 303 eligible/listed• Population today: – 601 total trusses (in BMS) – Loss of 262 (30%) – 47 eligible/listed lost (16%)
Historic Metal Truss Bridge Management Plan Gannett Fleming/Transystems Project Team-PennDOT Central Office, District CRP, FHWA, PHMC, PennDOT Bridge & Highway Units Protocol for Determining Preservation Potential
Historic Metal Truss Bridge Management Plan Determining which Bridges to Assess: Protocol for Defining Levels of Significance Historic Trusses on TYP Historic Districts
Met with PennDOT Districts What is the incentive for local bridge owners to rehabilitate a historic bridge?
Met with PennDOT Districts Fiscal and technical assistance for counties and municipalities?
Alternate Uses? An off-system answer?
Abandoned Bridges… Adaptive reuses?
Historic Metal Truss Bridge Management Plan• Management Plan Document- Draft in July – White Paper • Purpose/Objective • Overview of Approach • National Context • Benefits • Effective Management Plan Practices – District Meeting Summaries
Historic Metal Truss Bridge Management Plan• Management Plan Document (Cont’d) – Summary and Results • Research Summary • Coordination • PHMC Historic District Assessments • Levels of Significance for Population • Prioritization for Individual Assessments • Implementation Plan
Historic Metal Truss Bridge Management Plan• Management Plan Document (Cont’d)• Appendix Items: – Protocol for Defining Levels of Significance – Protocol for Determining Preservation Potential – Database (outline) – District Summary Tables (truss lists)
Local Significance and Bridges • Interagency Funding/Cooperative Agreement • Bucks/Chester Counties • Guidelines • Potential Contexts • Public Outreach/data gathering
Local Significance and Bridges Completed or In Progress: • Public Meetings held Fall 2011 • Background Research Conducted • Context Development • Comparison with other states
Historic Metal Truss Bridge Management PlanQuestions?: Kara Russell: email@example.com or Kris Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org