PennDOT District 6 says the bridge carrying Hulmeville Avenue over CSX/SEPTA tracks in Middletown Township, Bucks County was closed this afternoon due to advanced deterioration of the structure discovered from a May 21 bridge inspection.
During the closure, Hulmeville Avenue motorists will be directed to use detoured over Comly Avenue, Route 413 (Bellevue Avenue) and Lincoln Highway. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
A project to replace the 86-year-old Hulmeville Avenue bridge is scheduled to be advertised for construction by August. The three-span steel girder bridge is 147 feet long and 32 feet wide. The structure, which was posted for 27 tons and 40 tons for combination loads, carried approximately 4,653 vehicles a day prior to its closure.