Bridge reopens after 5 months
The bridge crosses the Wissahickon Creek, connecting Whitemarsh and Springfield Townships. It was closed in March after a routine state Department of Transportation inspection found it unsafe.
County maintenance workers were able to make temporary repairs, "which required special rigging to get underneath," said County Commissioner Leslie S. Richards.
"There's no other bridge like it. Having crossed it many times, I can say there should be no other bridge like it," Richards said.
Inspections will continue every six months while the county is working on designs for a replacement.
- Jessica Parks