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Project Overview

Replacement of the US 209/West Broad Street Bridge over Wabash Creek in Tamaqua Borough​.

Work on the project includes replacing the existing stone arch bridge with a pre-cast reinforced concrete arch culvert, new bridge roadway approaches, and new line painting. Also, the passenger vehicle detour roads will be paved at the end of the project.

The US 209 Bridge was constructed in 1912. It is 20 feet long, 30 feet wide and posted with a 28-ton weight restriction. The new culvert will be 18 feet 7-3/4 inches long, 51 feet 9 inches wide, and will have no restrictions. This section of US 209 has an average daily traffic volume of 5,626 vehicles.

Project Contact

​Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A.

District Press Officer

610-871-4555 /

Project Statistics

Contract Cost: $2,137,456

Prime Contractor: J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Pa.

Detour Information

​Lasting through August of 2018, US 209/West Broad Street will be closed and detoured between South Railroad and South Lehigh streets. Access will be maintained to all properties.

The posted passenger vehicle detour will utilize South Railroad Street, West Spruce Street and South Lehigh Street. A separate posted truck detour will route truck traffic on PA 309, PA 54, Interstate 81, and PA 61.

After August 2018, motorists should expect daytime lane restrictions on US 209/West Broad Street between PA 309 and Hunter Street until the end of the project. 

Motorists should anticipate delays and use caution driving through the area.