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PennDOT Reopens Thatcher Road Bridge in Richland Township, Bucks County


King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today reopened the bridge carrying Thatcher Road over Tohickon Creek in Richland Township, Bucks County, following the completion of a rehabilitation project.

PennDOT’s contractor removed and replaced the existing superstructure; installed a new bridge deck; performed concrete abutment repairs; paved the roadway; and repaired the guiderail.

Built in 1973, the Thatcher Road Bridge over Tohickon Creek, 201 feet long and 48 feet wide, carries an average of 2,461 vehicles a day.

The structure is one of 12 bridges in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties that PennDOT is repairing under a $5,505,505 project financed by Act 89, the state’s transportation plan.

Structures completed under this project include:

• Township Line Road over Stony Creek in East Norriton and Whitpain townships, Montgomery County;
• Thatcher Road over Kimples Creek in Haycock Township, Bucks County;
• Farmington Avenue over Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) in Upper Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County;
• Gypsy Lane over Interstate 76 in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County;
• Northbound U.S. 1 over Church Road in New Garden Township, Chester County;
• Southbound U.S. 1 over Church Road in New Garden Township, Chester County;
• Cowpath Road over Perkiomen Creek in Salford and Franconia townships, Montgomery County;
• Township Road over U.S. 1 in Lower Oxford Township, Chester County;
• University Road bridge over U.S. 1 in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County;
• Spring Garden Street bridge over Interstate 76 in West Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County; and
• Terwood Road bridge over Pennypack Creek in Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County.

Loftus Construction, Inc., of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on the project which is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.

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