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PennDOT to Replace Route 82 (Creek Road) Bridge in Kennett Township, Chester County
March 15, 2019
PennDOT to Replace Route 82 (Creek Road) Bridge in Kennett Township, Chester County
King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 18, to replace the bridge carrying Route 82 (Creek Road) over East Branch of Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township, Chester County. The bridge has been closed since June 2018 due to serious deterioration of the beams.
Over the next few months, PennDOT’s contractor will replace the superstructure; preform abutment and pier repairs; and pave approaches.
During construction, Route 82 (Creek Road) will remain closed through the end of June near the intersection of Old Kennett Road. Route 82 (Creek Road) motorists will continue to be directed over Old Kennett Road, Bayard Road and Hillendale Road. Local access will be maintained up to the bridge closure.
The two-span steel I-beam bridge was originally built in 1938 and reconstructed in 1974. Prior to its closure, the structure had been posted with a weight limit of 17 tons and a combination weight limit of 23 tons.
The bridge, which is categorized as poor condition, is 50 feet long, 24 feet wide and carries an average of 3,482 vehicles a day.
The bridge replacement is being performed under PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to repair and rehabilitate 12 bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and replace six culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties.

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