Bridge to be repaired
Henry Avenue travel restrictions to begin next week
EASTFALLS » Eastbound Henry Avenue motorists will encounter a right lane closure on the bridge over the Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia beginning Monday, Nov. 6, for bridge deck repairs, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.
The lane closure will be in place through early December.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because slowdowns will occur.
The 19-span reinforced concrete open spandrel deck arch bridge was built in 1931. The structure is 688 feet long and 88 feet wide and carries an average of 26,789 vehicles a day.
The work is being performed under PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to rehabilitate five structurally deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties and replace six structurally deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties.
Structures completed under this project include:
• Oxford Valley Road over U.S. 1 in Falls, Lower Makefield and Middletown townships, Bucks County;
• Route 663 (Layfield Road) bridge over Green Lane Reservoir Creek in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County;
• Edenton Road bridge over Rattlesnake Run in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County;
• Torresdale Avenue bridge over Academy Road in Philadelphia; and
• The culvert carrying Route 82 (Doe Run Road) over a branch of Sucker Run in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County.
The other culvert replacements on this project include:
• State Road bridge over a branch of Cooks Creek in Springfield Township, Bucks County;
• Rocky Ridge Road over a branch of Tohickon Creek, Richland Township, Bucks County;
• White Horse Road over a branch of Pickering Creek in Schuylkill Township, Chester County;
• Route 282 (Creek Road) over a branch of Brandywine Creek in East Brandywine Township, Chester County; and
• MacDade Boulevard over the Muckinipattis Creek in Glenolden Borough, Delaware County.
Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in August 2018.
Loftus Construction Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on this project that is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.