King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has reopened the bridge carrying Old Lincoln Highway over a branch of Neshaminy Creek in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, following the completion of a bridge replacement project.
PennDOT’s contractor replaced the existing steel pipe-arch culvert with a new precast concrete box culvert. The new culvert replaces the orginal single-span structure which was built in 1921. It is 15 feet long, 57 feet wide, and carries an average of 13,795 vehicles a day.
The replacement of the Old Lincoln Highway culvert over a branch of Neshaminy Creek is part of PennDOT’s $6,824,000 project to rehabilitate five bridges in Bucks and Montgomery counties, three culverts in Bucks County, and to stabilize a stream embankment at a bridge in Bucks County.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on this project that is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.
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