FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2017
PennDOT to Improve Bryn Mawr Avenue Bridge in Radnor Township
Seventh of Eight Bridges to be Repaired Under $7.5 Million Project Funded by Act 89
King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction is underway to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Bryn Mawr Avenue over Ithan Creek in Radnor Township, Delaware County. During this operation, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times. Work on the bridge is scheduled to be completed in December.
PennDOT’s contractor will rehabilitate the structure by replacing the box beams and bridge barrier; installing new guide rail; repairing the substructure; and resurfacing the approach roadway.
The Bryn Mawr Avenue bridge over Ithan Creek was built in 1964. The single-span concrete box beam bridge is 28 feet long, 45 feet wide and carries an average of 10,411 vehicles a day.
The structure is one of eight bridges in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties that PennDOT is repairing under a $7,555,555 project financed by Act 89, the state’s transportation plan.
PennDOT has completed the rehabilitations of the U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) bridge over Martins Creek in Falls Township, Bucks County; Chinquapin Road bridge over Iron Works Creek in Northampton Township, Bucks County; Dark Hollow Road bridge over Tohickon Creek in Tinicum Township, Bucks County; Route 32 (South Main Street) bridge over Aquetong Creek in New Hope Borough, Bucks County; Route 73 (Skippack Pike) bridge over Perkiomen Creek in Perkiomen and Skippack townships, and Schwenksville Borough, Montgomery County; and the Broad Street (Route 611) bridge over U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) in Philadelphia.
The remaining bridge to be repaired under this contract is the New Second Street bridge over Tacony Creek in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County. Construction to rehabilitate that structure is expected to begin this summer.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
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