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Platt Bridge, 5th Street Restricted Next Week for Bridge Inspections in Philadelphia


King of Prussia, PA – Single lane closures are scheduled next week on the George C. Platt Memorial Bridge (Route 291/Penrose Avenue) and 5th Street in Philadelphia for bridge inspections, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

The work schedule is:

  • Monday, April 6, through Saturday, April 11, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on westbound Route 291 (George C. Platt Memorial Bridge) between 26th Street and Island Avenue; and
  • Saturday, April 11, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, a left lane closure is scheduled on 5th Street between Wyoming Avenue and Rockland Street.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

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