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Arcola Road bridge closes

PennDOT inspectors closed the Arcola Road bridge Friday after inspecting it and finding safety concerns.

Arcola Road bridge closes

This bridge closing announcement comes via Montgomery County. Here it is, from my inbox to yours:

PennDOT inspectors close Arcola Road Bridge

Norristown, PA (August 16, 2013) – PennDOT inspectors today inspected the Arcola Road bridge and ordered it closed immediately due to concerns for the safety of users.

This closure took effect immediately, and traffic will be diverted from the bridge via a signed detour.  While the bridge is closed, Montgomery County and PennDOT will continue to aggressively pursue the engineering, design and other necessary steps to replace the bridge.

For more information, please visit the county website.

There's a map of the detour on the county's website. Here's the site's written description of the roads that will be impacted by the detour.

The Arcola Road Bridge will be detoured along the following roads:
• -Arcola Road, 1.5 miles
• -Eagleville Road, 1.1 miles
• -Park Avenue, 0.5 miles
• -Eqypt Road, 0.9 miles
• -Cider Mill Road, 1.5 miles
The detour route is approximately 5.5 miles in total length.


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