UPPER HANOVER PA – The bridge carrying Route 663 over Green Lane Reservoir in Upper Hanover reopened Friday morning (June 23, 2017), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced. PennDOT’s contractor worked since last November to rehabilitate the bridge by replacing its deck, superstructure and bearings, and upgrading safety features.
The work isn’t yet finished. During the next month, crews will perform additional substructure repairs, but they will not require lane restrictions, the agency added.
Built in 1956 the five-span, steel I-beam bridge is 198 feet long and 30 feet wide. It carries an average of 9,700 vehicles a day. Because of its rehabilitation, PennDOT is no longer considers the bridge structurally deficient.
The Route 663 bridge also is the third of four bridges to be reopened under PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to rehab four structurally deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and replace six structurally deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties. Loftus Construction Inc. of Cinnaminson NJ is the general contractor.
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