MARLBOROUGH TWP, PA — The bridge carrying Swamp Creek Road over Unami Creek in Marlborough Township, Montgomery County, was closed late yesterday after undermining of the bridge pier was discovered during an underwater bridge inspection, announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Work to repair the three-span stone masonry arch bridge is expected to begin in early January 2022. The roadway will remain closed for a few weeks until underpinning work is performed to prevent future scouring.
During the closure, Swamp Creek Road motorists will be directed to use Geryville Pike, Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike), Route 563 (Ridge Road), and Whites Mill Road.
Built in 1892, Swamp Creek Road Bridge was recently closed due to damaged caused by Tropical Storm Ida. Approximately 203 vehicles travel across the 89-foot-long, 20-foot-wide structure daily.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur. The schedule is weather-dependent.
Motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.
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