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River Rd Bridge Tinicum closure 10 months 4 weeks ago #3011

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PennDOT - District 6 News
PennDOT to Perform Interim Repairs to the Bridge Carrying Route 32 (River Road) over the Delaware Canal
King of Prussia, PA – Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, October 1, to perform interim repairs to the bridge carrying Route 32 (River Road) over the Delaware Canal, in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. To improve the bridge that is in poor condition, PennDOT’s contractor will replace the existing deck and steel beams; replace the guiderail; and perform minor repairs to the stone masonry abutments. Due to the nature of the repairs, Route 32 (River Road) will be closed between Tinicum Creek Road and Headquarters Road through the completion of the project scheduled for late December.
During the bridge closure, Route 32 (River Road) motorists will be directed to follow the posted detour of Dark Hollow Road, Route 413 (Old Easton Road) and Route 611 (Easton Road). Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because slowdowns will occur. The road will remain open to local traffic up to the bridge.
Built in 1932, the single-span steel I-beam bridge is 45 feet long, 18 feet wide and carries an average of 2,132 vehicles a day. The bridge is currently posted for 15 tons. PennDOT is in the early preliminary engineering phase of a project to rehabilitate or replace the 86-year-old bridge.
The bridge repairs are being performed under PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to repair and rehabilitate 10 structurally-deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and replace six structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties.
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River Rd Bridge Tinicum closure 10 months 4 weeks ago #3012

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This would affect those people who would come north on River road to Tinicum Park for the covered bridges ride. But if you turn left on Tinicum Creek rd., where the closure begins, you can then turn right on Headquarters rd. and take that back over to River rd. and the park.

Terry Hampton
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