NEWTOWN SQUARE–The newly rehabilitated St. David’s Road bridge over Darby Creek in Newtown Township will reopen Thursday, Dec. 6, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Wednesday.
PennDOT’s contractor worked over the past four months to restore the structurally deficient bridge by rebuilding its deteriorated bridge walls; reinforcing the deck; reinforcing the foundation underneath the support abutments; performing masonry repairs and installing new guide rail.
The stone arch bridge was built in 1810. It is 26 feet long and 24 feet wide. The structure carries an average of 6,500 vehicles a day. The bridge is no longer classified as structurally deficient following the rehabilitation project.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, was the general contractor on the project, which was financed with 100 percent state funds.
St. David’s Road bridge is one of three structurally deficient bridges in Delaware County that PennDOT is repairing under a $1,263,976 project. The other two are the Knowlton Road bridge over Chester Creek in Middletown Township and the Route 13 (Chester Pike) bridge over Muckinapattus Creek in Glenolden Borough.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.
This press release was provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.