Transportation

Second Street Pike Bridge Reopens


Credit: PennDOT

The Second Street Pike bridge that goes across Mill Creek reopened Wednesday.

The span that crosses the creek along Second Street Pike near Old Anchor Road is 14-feet-long and 40-feet across. Roughly 5,800 vehicles cross the bridge in Wrightstown Township every day, PennDOT officials said.

Over the past two months, PennDOT contractor J.D. Eckman Inc., of Atglen, Chester County, restored the bridge by removing arch fill material and replacing it with lightweight concrete, repointing the masonry of the arch barrel and support abustments, and installing a new guide rail.

The work means there is no longer a posted weight ton restriction for the bridge.

The span was originally built in 1852.

PennDOT said the work was done as part of a $7.4 million project to repair several bridges in the region.


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