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Orange St. Reopens After Repairs

The bridge reopens after being closed for repairs for more than three weeks.

Orange Street between Highland Avenue and Rose Tree Road has reopened after repairs, PennDOT says.
Orange Street between Highland Avenue and Rose Tree Road has reopened after repairs, PennDOT says.

Orange Street between Rose Tree Road and Highland Avenue in Upper Providence Township was reopened Tuesday afternoon after repairs were completed, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

The road was closed on Jan. 6 for repairs needed to the bridge over U.S. Route 1 (Media Bypass).

PennDOT’s contractor replaced deteriorated expansion joints on the 54-year-old bridge, which is 113 feet long and 42 feet wide, to keep it in serviceable condition for at least the next 15 years, according to PennDOT.

The concrete box beam structure carries 4,200 vehicles a day, according to PennDOT.

The Orange Street bridge improvement is part of PennDOT’s $2,485,492 project to improve structurally deficient bridges in the Philadelphia region.

James J. Anderson Construction Company Inc. was the general contractor on the project that was financed with 100 percent state funds. 

 

Cindy Miller January 29, 2014 at 07:31 AM
Bridge closure 3 weeks vs 18 years!!! Some people just know how to make things happen - albeit QUICKLY! And yes I know I am comparing apples to oranges - still unforgivable!
Mike M January 29, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Not even remotely the same type of issue, so you're correct in that you're comparing apples to Oranges. A bridge over a highway doesn't involve a private club tying to fleece taxpayer monies for their private lake while refusing to take ownership of their own dam.

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