WALNUT STREET BRIDGE, Perkasie Borough
Bucks County is scheduled to close the Walnut Street Bridge in mid-July 2017 for replacement. The original bridge was built in 1907 and reconstructed in 1970. The reinforced concrete arch bridge has three spans and is 209 feet long. The new bridge will be similar but slightly wider, there will be sidewalks on both sides of the bridge and intersection improvements will also be done. The bridge work will take two construction seasons so the bridge will be closed until the job is completed in the summer or fall of 2018. The bridge crosses the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek which is rated a high-quality waterway so there are restrictions that do not allow work to be done during the spring season. Detours will be in place and residents will be able to access all businesses in the area.
7/5/2017 Update: Haines & Kibblehouse was awarded the contract to reconstruct the bridge by the Bucks County Commissioners. A pre-construction meeting will be held the week of July 17, establishing a formal start date and construction schedule.
NORTH MAIN STREET BRIDGE, Sellersville Borough
PennDOT is scheduled to close the North Main Street Bridge between Sellersville Fire Department and National Penn Bank in August 2017 for replacement. The work will continue through the fall of 2018. The roadway will be open to two lanes of traffic during the entire construction process and a temporary pedestrian walkway over the creek will allow foot traffic to continue. The Main Street Bridge which spans the SEPTA tracks near St. Michael's Lutheran Church is scheduled for rehabilitation in 2018.
7/5/2017 Update: Release of bid documents is anticipated October 5th.