Replacement of the structurally deficient East Wall Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River in Leesport Borough, Berks County.
East Wall Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River in Leesport Borough, Berks County opened earlier today.
Work began in October 2017 to replace the Bridge, and during construction East Wall Street was closed to vehicles between Water Street and Railroad Avenue. The posted detour utilized Route 61, Cross Keys Road and West Main Street.
Also, during construction, a temporary pedestrian bridge maintained pedestrian access across the Schuylkill River.
The East Wall Street Bridge was a concrete arch bridge originally constructed in 1915 and reconstructed in 1969. It was 213-feet long and 24-feet wide. The new bridge is a 214-feet long, 40-feet wide, pre-stressed concrete bulb T-beam bridge. This section of East Wall Street has an average daily traffic volume of 7,546 vehicles.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Pa., is the general contractor on the $4,795,101 project.