Route 82 (Creek Road) Bridge Closed Indefinitely in Kennett Township, Chester County
King of Prussia, PA – The bridge carrying Route 82 (Creek Road) over East Branch of Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township, Chester County, is closed indefinitely due to serious deterioration of the beams, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Route 82 (Creek Road) will be closed near the intersection of Old Kennett Road until PennDOT bridge engineers can examine the damage and develop a plan to rehabilitate the structure.
During the closure, Route 82 (Creek Road) motorists are advised to follow the detour of Old Kennett Road, Bayard Road and Hillendale Road. Local access will be maintained up to the bridge closure.
The two-span steel I-beam bridge was originally built in 1938 and reconstructed in 1974. Prior to its closure, the structure had been posted with a weight limit of 17 tons and a combination weight limit of 23 tons.
The bridge, which is categorized as structurally deficient, is 50 feet long, 24 feet wide and carries an average of 3,482 vehicles a day.
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