King of Prussia, PA – The Loux Covered Bridge over Cabin Run on Carver-Wismer Road in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, was closed this afternoon due to structural damage sustained from an oversized vehicle, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.
The bridge will remain closed indefinitely until PennDOT engineers evaluate the condition of the bridge and establish a repair plan.
During the closure, Carver-Wismer Road motorists will be detoured over Stump Road, Route 413 (Durham Road) and Dark Hollow Road.
Built in 1874 and reconstructed in 1996, the one-span, steel-I beam, timber-covered bridge is 80 feet long and 19 feet wide, and has a posted weight limit of 15 tons. The structure carries an average of 486 vehicles a day.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov
A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6
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