Warminster road bridge construction is complete and open to traffic

PennDOT announced today that construction of the new Warminster road bridge has been completed. The new bridge was reopened to traffic this morning.

The $3.9 million project replaced the bridge that carries Warminster Road over Pennypack Creek in Upper Moreland Township and Hatboro Borough.

PennDOT’s contractor replaced the 136-year-old concrete encased steel beam structure with a prestressed concrete box beam bridge, measuring 110 feet long and 38 feet wide. The new bridge has wider lanes and shoulders to improve traffic safety for the estimated 11,783 motorists who travel over the structure daily.

Additional enhancements included constructing a five-foot wide sidewalk for pedestrians; placing a pedestrian rapid flashing beacon signal on the south approach; resurfacing the approach roadways; and installing new signing, pavement markings, and guiderail.

Allen Myers, LP of Worcester, PA was the general contractor on this bridge improvement project, which was financed with 100 percent state funds.

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