Ridley Park Borough: Sellers Avenue Bridge Closed Due to Poor Condition

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RIDLEY PARK, PA — The bridge carrying Sellers Avenue over Amtrak railroad lines between Ridley Avenue and Hinkley Avenue in Ridley Park Borough, Delaware County was closed yesterday due to serious deterioration discovered during a recent inspection, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

The design of a project to replace the Sellers Avenue bridge is nearly complete and is currently scheduled for a construction bid opening in early 2023.

During the bridge closure, motorists will be directed to use Ridley Avenue and Swarthmore Avenue. Local access will be maintained up to the bridge closure.

The Sellers Avenue bridge over Amtrak was built in 1904 and reconstructed in 1952. The single-span, steel girder bridge is 71 feet long, and 51 feet wide and carries approximately 3,404 vehicles a day. The bridge was posted for 3-tons on March 25, 2022, and was rated in poor condition prior to yesterday’s closing.

Motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center. Stay up to date on the latest news and information from MyChesCo with our free newsletter.

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