As winter approaches, road crews typically remove their barrels, blinking arrows and detour signs and close up shop. Not at the Hulton Bridge.

Brayman’s team not only will endure all that winter will throw at them, but a few will withstand frigid waters as they dive into the Allegheny River in heated wet suits to work on the bridge piers.

The $65 million project will replace the signature lilac, two-lane bridge, which PennDOT deemed severely deteriorated and — at 105 years old — antiquated.

Read Mary Ann Thomas’ recent article about progress on the Hulton Bridge Project in the Valley News Dispatch.