King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reopened the bridge carrying Route 113 (Souderton Road) over Mill Creek in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, today following the completion of a rehabilitation project.
PennDOT’s contractor worked since January to rehabilitate the bridge by removing the existing fill material, including the wearing surface, and replacing it with lightweight concrete and a deck slab; installing new vertical wall barriers; repointing the masonry of the arch stones; and upgrading safety features.
Built in 1870, the single-span stone masonry arch bridge is 11 feet long and 25 feet wide, and carries an average of 10,673 vehicles a day.
Construction on the bridge was performed under PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to rehabilitate five structurally-deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and replace six structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties.
The bridges/culverts currently under construction include:
• MacDade Boulevard over the Muckinipattis Creek in Glenolden Borough, Delaware County;
• White Horse Road over a branch of Pickering Creek in Schuylkill Township, Chester County;
• Rocky Ridge Road over a branch of Tohickon Creek in Richland Township, Bucks County;
• State Road over a branch of Cooks Creek in Springfield Township, Bucks County; and
• Route 282 (Creek Road) over a branch of Brandywine Creek in East Brandywine Township, Chester County.
Structures completed under this project include:
• Henry Avenue over Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia;
• The historic Loux Covered Bridge over Cabin Run on Carver-Wismer Road in Bedminster Township, Bucks County;
• Oxford Valley Road over U.S. 1 in Falls, Lower Makefield and Middletown townships, Bucks County;
• Route 663 (Layfield Road) bridge over Green Lane Reservoir Creek in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County;
• Edenton Road bridge over Rattlesnake Run in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County;
• Torresdale Avenue bridge over Academy Road in Philadelphia; and
• Route 82 (Doe Run Road) over a branch of Sucker Run in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on this project that is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in August 2018.
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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