Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently announced that construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 28 to rehabilitate the township-owned Willow Road bridge over Ironworks Creek in Northampton Township, Bucks County
Willow Road will be closed and detoured between Bustleton Pike and Buttonwood Road from Monday, March 28 through June 2016 while crews replace the deteriorated bridge deck and beams. During construction, Willow Road through traffic will be detoured over Route 232 (Second Street Pike), Tanyard Road and Bustleton Pike.
The single-span, prestressed adjacent box beam bridge was built in 1962 and rehabilitated in 1977. It is 28-feet long and 21-feet wide. It carries 412 vehicles a day. The bridge is posted with an 18-ton weight limit.
The improvement of the Willow Road bridge is part of a $2.3 million project to rehabilitate five structurally deficient bridges – four township owned and one county owned – in Bucks County. This local bridge improvement project was enabled through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.