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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.

The new PA 901 Bridge is completed and opened in November 2019. The Beckville Road Bridge work is anticipated to be complete in the fall of 2020.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

Project Contact

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

610-871-4555 |

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 was a steel I-beam bridge that was constructed in 1938. It was 102 feet long and 33.5 feet wide. The new bridge is 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.

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Detour Information

The Beckville Road Bridge is 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.