NEW LONDON TWP, PA — The bridge carrying Pennocks Bridge Road over the West Branch of White Clay Creek in New London Township, Chester County, was closed Firday due to advanced deterioration to two interior steel beams of the structure discovered during a recent bridge inspection, states the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
During the closure, motorists will be detoured over Pennocks Bridge Road, State Road and Avondale Road. Local access will be maintained up to the work zone.
The Pennocks Road bridge was built in 1931. The single-span, steel stringer bridge is 27 feet long, 18 feet wide and carries approximately 527 vehicles per day. Prior to its closure, the bridge was posted for 3 tons.
PennDOT states that yhe bridge will remain closed until engineers assess the damage and develop a plan to repair the structure.
Chester County motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.
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