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Project Overview

Water Street Bridge over Saucon Creek in Hellertown Borough, Lower Saucon Township, and the City of Bethlehem in Northampton County.

Bridge is open. The Bridge is located between Creek Road and Front Street.

 

Project Contact

Ronald J. Young, Jr. M.P.A.
610-871-4555 | ronyoung@pa.gov

District Press Officer

Project Statistics

Kriger Construction, Inc. of Scranton, Pa., is the general contractor on the $3,783,740 project.

The old Water Street Bridge was a two-span, steel girder bridge with reinforced concrete deck structure with stone masonry abutments. It was constructed in 1938 and was 117 feet long and 25 feet wide. The new structure is a two-span, pre-stressed concrete bulb-tee beam bridge and is 112 feet long and 36 feet seven inches wide. This section of Water Street has an average daily traffic volume of 7,957 vehicles.

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Detour Information

Water Street Bridge over Saucon Creek in Hellertown Borough, Lower Saucon Township, and the City of Bethlehem in Northampton County is open. 

There is additional work that will require daytime lane restrictions on Water Street, and this work is anticipated to last into early October. Motorists are urged to use caution driving through the area.