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Detour in Newtown Borough for bridge repair

Washington Avenue will be closed weekdays through March 9.

Detour in Newtown Borough for bridge repair

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Washington Avenue will be closed between State Street and Sycamore Street in Newtown Borough on weekdays through March 9 for repairs to a 79-year-old bridge over Newtown Creek, PennDOT reported.

Traffic will be detoured to State Street, Route 332/413 (Newtown Bypass) and Sycamore Street, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Repairs are being made to the walls of the two-lane bridge, which carries 7,342 vehicles a day.

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Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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