Bucks' Maple Avenue bridge to be replaced
Maple Avenue bridge over Neshaminy Creek to be replaced
LANGHORNE Construction will begin next week on a $7.3 million project to replace the structurally deficient Maple Avenue bridge that carries more than 10,000 vehicles a day over Neshaminy Creek, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Monday.
The bridge, on Route 213, was built in 1929, PennDot said. It will close Monday as construction begins on a three-span concrete arch bridge to replace the existing structure.
The new bridge is scheduled to be completed in October 2016, according to the agency. Vehicles will be detoured as construction takes place. A roundabout will also be built at the intersection of Route 213 and Bridgetown Pike, the agency said.
Funding for the project came from the $2.3 billion transportation bill passed by the Legislature last fall, according to the agency. Buckley & Co. is the contractor. - Chris Palmer