Washington Crossing National Cemetery

  • Washington Crossing National Cemetery crypt field expansion

Keeping the Peace

We were selected to do the site excavation, utilities, concrete and paving on the first two phases of the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, located in Upper Makefield Township in Bucks County, PA. Beyond being the 131st national cemetery in the US operated by the Veterans Administration, it is situated just a few miles from the Washington Crossing Historic Park where George Washington famously crossed the Delaware River during the War of Independence.

Our crew had to work carefully and deal with some major delays. As the second phase of development was to begin, it was delayed for an archaeological dig. Also, because the cemetery remains open during development, we had the challenge of working around funeral service schedules on a near-daily basis. While these delays could have set us back on the schedule, our hard working experts worked diligently to meet the deadline, even through some rough weather.

The completed 76-acre site provides 15,500 full casket grave sites, including 15,100 pre-placed crypts, and 6,500 in-ground cremation sites and 4,100 columbarium niches. It also has an administration and public information center complex and public restrooms, a maintenance facility, a cemetery entrance area, a flag assembly area, and committal shelters for funeral services.

Project Specs

Location: Upper Makefield Township,
Bucks County, PA

Project Size: 76 acres

Project Scope: Clearing and demolition, erosion control, earthwork, crypt field excavation and drainage, utility installation, concrete flatwork, curb, stone placement and paving.