County closes Fetters Mill Bridge in Bryn Athyn
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The bridge, which is owned by the county, dates back to 1883 and has been in use for nearly 130 years. According to the county, the bridge renovations will allow for not only cars to pass over the bridge that connects Fetters Mill Road, but also school buses and emergency vehicles under 15 tons. While the county estimates construction will start in 2013, it is relying on approximately 80 percent of the funds for the renovations from the federal government. The rest of the funding will be broken down into 15 percent county and 5 percent township funds.
According to Montgomery County, the bridge will be closed for an exWHndHd pHrLRd RI WLPH. CRunWy RIfiFLDOV added they did not know when construction would be complete and that the bridge will not be re-opening anytime soon.
7rDIfiF LV FurrHnWOy bHLng dHWRurHd around the bridge as directed by posted signs. For more information, contact Montgomery County at 610-278-3020.
The Fetters Mill Bridge was closed in late October due to structural issues.