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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Montgomery County Releases Bridge Inspection Schedule

Peevy Street Bridge Over Perkiomen Creek

NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County’s Roads and Bridges Department today released the upcoming inspection schedule for county-owned and maintained bridges. County crews will be conducting pre-inspection bridge work throughout the next year to make minor repairs before formal PennDOT bridge inspection on the dates listed below. 

“Our pre-inspection work typically results in some traffic delays,” said Thomas O’Brien, Administrator for Roads and Bridges. “Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these work areas because slowdowns may occur.”

The following list shows the bridges and their upcoming inspection due dates. Residents should expect temporary traffic closures and delays while pre-inspection work is conducted during the following months:

April 2021:
Bridge 77: Plymouth Road over Wissahickon Creek
Bridge 119: Davis Grove Road over Park Creek
Bridge 172: Swamp Pike over Minister Creek
Bridge 166: Swamp Pike over Swamp Creek

May 2021:
Bridge 6: Mill Creek Road over Mill Creek

June 2021:
Bridge 275: Waverly Road over Tacony Creek
Bridge 177: Sterigere Street over Stony Creek
Bridge 69: Sumneytown Pike over Towmencin Creek
Bridge 145: Roberts Road over Skippack Creek
Bridge 162: Stump Road over Little Neshaminy Creek
Bridge 38: Moreland Avenue over Branch of Pennypack Creek

July 2021:
Bridge 56: Rices Mill Road over Tacony Creek
Bridge 83A: Butler Pike over Prophecy Creek
Bridge 257: Ridge Pike over Norfolk Southern Railroad
Bridge 59: Valley Green Road over Wissahickon Creek

August 2021:
Bridge 132: Pawlings Road over Schuylkill River
Bridge 163: Lutheran Road over Minister Creek
Bridge 238: Knight Road over Green Lane Reservoir
Bridge 296: Rostkowski Road over Ridge Valley Creek
Bridge 190: Keim Street over Schuylkill River

September 2021:
Bridge 87: Himmelwright Road over W. Branch Perkiomen Creek
Bridge 268: Easton Road over Branch of Tacony Creek
Bridge 259: Green Lane Road over Deep Creek

October 2021:
Bridge 231: Peevy Road over Perkiomen Creek
Bridge 0: Ridge Pike over Norfolk Southern Railroad

February 2022:
Bridge 163: Lutheran Road over Minister Creek

March 2022:
Bridge 106: Colonial Road over Swamp Creek

The work typically is performed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. All scheduled activities are weather dependent. 

Work on these inspections will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signage and relevant training. 

The Montgomery County Motor Vehicle Registration Fee provides a dedicated source of funding to continue improving the County’s roads, bridges, and intersections. Since 2012, the County has completed 29 bridge projects. This year, 20 active bridge projects are in design, three underway in construction, and ten anticipated to begin construction. To view a map of the County’s bridge construction projects, click here.

About Montgomery County Roads and Bridges

The Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Department maintains 133 bridges and over 75 miles of roadway throughout the county. Its goal is to provide a functional, passable, and well-maintained network of roads, along with a wide variety of bridges, suited to the needs of the traveling public.

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org

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