Press Release from PennDOT regarding the Burnt Mill Road Bridge:
King of Prussia, PA – Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, September 26, to replace the Burnt Mill Road bridge over a branch of the Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township, Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced. The bridge was closed on April 25, 2014, after a bridge inspection determined that the steel beams had deteriorated beyond the point where it could no longer carry vehicular traffic safely.
The existing one-span, steel I-beam bridge was built in 1935 and redecked in 1979. It was posted with a 12-ton weight limit at the time of the closure. The one-lane bridge is 22 feet long and 16 feet wide. It carried 524 vehicles a day.
Over the next three months, PennDOT will construct a single-span, reinforcement concrete rigid frame bridge. The new structure will be 27 feet wide and 25 feet long. It will have two 9-foot travel lanes and two 2-foot shoulders.
During construction, Burnt Mill Road through traffic will continue to be detoured over Norway Road (township road) and Spring Mill Road. Local access is being maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
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