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Project Overview

Replacement of the PA 901/Gordon Nagle Trail and the Beckville Road bridges in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County. Both bridges traverse the West Branch of the Schuylkill River and are rated as being in poor condition.

PA 901 will remain open to traffic. However, traffic is shifted onto a temporary bridge and there will be times when only one direction at a time will be able to go through with flaggers controlling traffic.

Project Contact

Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A.

610-871-4555 | ronyoung@pa.gov

District Press Officer

Project Statistics

​Susquehanna Valley Construction Corporation of New Cumberland, Pa., is the general contractor on the $4,949,989 project.      

The PA 901 Bridge is a steel I-beam bridge that was constructed in 1938. It is 102 feet long and 33.5 feet wide. The new one will be a 41.5-foot-wide, 99-foot-long pre-stressed concrete adjacent box beam bridge. This section of PA 901 has an average daily traffic volume of 11,269 vehicles.

The Beckville Road Bridge is a concrete T-beam bridge that was constructed in 1927. It is 82 feet long and 36 feet wide. The new one will be a 44-foot-wide, 73-foot-long pre-stressed concrete adjacent box beam bridge. This section of Beckville Road has an average daily traffic volume of 1,875 vehicles.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

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Detour Information

River Street will be closed to through traffic between PA 901 and Birch Street, and Mengle Street will be closed to through traffic between PA 901 (at Beckville Road) and PA 901 (at Woodland Drive). River Street through traffic will be detoured on Birch Street and PA 901. Mengle Street through traffic will be detoured on PA 901.

Later in the project the Beckville Road bridge will be closed with passenger vehicle traffic being detoured on Wilder Street, PA 183 and PA 901. There will be a separate truck detour for Beckville Road, with trucks being routed on PA 443, PA 61 and PA 183.

Updates will be provided whenever traffic patterns change.