The bridge that carries traffic over Second Street Pike over the Mill Creek will be rehabilitated starting later this month.
The Second Street Pike bridge that is near Old Anchor Road will close starting Monday, February 26 and reopen in late June, PennDOT officials said.
PennDOT contractor J.D. Eckman Inc., of Atglen, Chester County, will remove the materials that fill the arch of the stone masonry bridge and replacing it with lightweight concrete; reinforce the walls and barrier; repoint the masonry arch barrell and support abutments; and replace the guide rail.
The bridge was constructed in 1852 and currently carries about 5,800 vehicles each day. The 14-foot-long and 40-foot-wide bridge is posted for 30 tons and 35 tons for combination vehicles.
Second Street Pike will be detoured during the closure. The closure will be happening on Second Street Pike between Durham Road (Route 413) and Cherry Lane. Motorists will be directed to use Swamp Road, Worthington Mill Road and Durham Road as detours. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone, according to PennDOT.
The project is one of nine in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties that is part of a $7,407,987 improvement plan.