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East Brandywine Township

Posted on: April 5, 2018

PennDOT Reopens Creek Road (Rt 282) Bridge Near Hopewell Road

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that they have reopened the bridge carrying Route 282 (Creek Road) over a branch of Brandywine Creek near Hopewell Road.

Over the last three months, PennDOT’s contractor worked to replace the existing one-span reinforced concrete slab bridge with a new concrete rigid frame system. The work also included resurfacing of the bridge approaches, installation of new approach guide rail and upgrade of all safety features. The new structure is 17 feet long and 31 feet wide.

Built in 1923, the original bridge was 17 feet long and 26 feet wide, and carried an average of 2,571 vehicles a day. With the new structure in place, the posted weight restrictions were removed.

The replacement of the bridge carrying Route 282 (Creek Road) over a branch of Brandywine Creek was performed under PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to rehabilitate seven structurally-deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and replace six structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

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