Transportation

Worthington Mill Road Bridge To Close For Three Days


A pothole on the bridge over the weekend.
Credit: Northampton police

The pothole-laden, one-lane Worthington Mill Road bridge that connects Northampton and Wrightstown will close for three days.

PennDOT officials said the bridge will close starting Tuesday at 9 a.m. and reopen Friday so the timber deck can be repaired.

The single-lane bridge is 245-feet-long and 16-feet-wide. It was constructed in 1954 and carries an average of 2,489 vehicles per day.

The closure will reroute drivers over Second Street Pike and Swamp Road.

PennDOT has talked about replacing the bridge over the years, but no final plans have been announced.


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