PennDOT has announced that construction will begin Monday, February 26, to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Route 232 (Second Street Pike) over a branch of Mill Creek in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County.
PennDOT’s contractor will rehabilitate the stone masonry arch bridge by removing arch fill material and replacing it with lightweight concrete; reinforcing the walls and barrier; repointing masonry of the arch barrel and support abutments; and replacing guide rail.
Due to the nature of the bridge repairs, Route 232 (Second Street Pike) will be closed and detoured between Route 413 (Durham Road) and Cherry Lane during the four-month rehabilitation project.
Beginning Monday, February 26, through late June, Route 232 (Second Street Pike) motorists will be directed to use Swamp Road, Worthington Mill Road and Route 413 (Durham Road). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
Built in 1852, the one-span structure is 14 feet long, 40 feet wide, and carries an average of 5,802 vehicles a day. It is currently posted for 30 tons, and 35 tons for combination vehicles.