PennDOT Reopens Route 896 (Newark Road) Bridge in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County

PennDOT Reopens Route 896 (Newark Road) Bridge in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has reopened the bridge carrying Route 896 (Newark Road) over Muddy Creek in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County, following the completion of a bridge rehabilitation project.

PennDOT’s contractor rehabilitated the structure over Muddy Creek with repairs that included encasing the beam ends and sections of the open steel grid deck in reinforced concrete.

Built in 1932, and reconstructed in 1974, the stringer beam bridge is 64 feet long and 21 feet wide. The structure carries an average of 2,903 vehicles a day.

This structure is one of six bridges in Bucks and Chester counties that PennDOT is repairing under a $4,245,232 bridge improvement project.

Structures completed under this project include:

  • Route 313 (Dublin Pike/Swamp Road) over Deep Run in Hilltown and Bedminster townships, Bucks County;
  • Butler Avenue over branch of Neshaminy Creek in New Britain Township, Bucks County; and
  • Pughtown Road over French Creek in East Vincent Township, Chester County.

The other structures included in this bridge rehabilitation project include the following:

  • Route 926 (Street Road) over Radley Run in Westtown and Thornbury townships, Chester County; and
  • Two Green Valley Road structures over tributary of Brandywine Creek in Newlin Township, Chester County.

Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in late 2020.

C. Abbonzino Contractors, Inc. of Sewell, N.J., is the general contractor on this bridge improvement project that is financed with 100 percent state funds.

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