Route 52 (Lenape Road) Bridge Rehabilitation
The Route 52 (Lenape Road) bridge over Brandywine Creek Floodplain in Birmingham Township, Chester County was reopened in June 2020, following successful rehabilitation.
Under this rehabilitation project, PennDOT repaired, strengthened and restored the previously deteriorating seven-span, stone masonry arch bridge by removing the bituminous pavement and earth fill; removed and salvaged the parapet stones, capstones and pipe railing; rebuilt deteriorated portions of the spandrel and wing walls; constructed a full-width concrete slab with integral concrete barriers faced with stone from the bridge; reinstalled masonry capstones with repainted pipe railing; repointed the masonry as required; salvaged and reset the bridge plaque; and installed brown painted guide rail.
In addition, the contractor rebuilt the stone walls at the north end of the bridge at the Route 52 (Lenape Road) and Creek Road intersection and moved the walls a bit further away from the intersection to provide additional room for vehicular turning moves.
A permanent flashing yellow left turn arrow was also installed under this project on eastbound Route 926 (Street Road) for left turns onto northbound Pocopson Road.
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