King of Prussia, PA – The bridge carrying Route 724 (Schuylkill Road) over Eckers Creek between Catfish Lane and Sheep Hill Road in North Coventry Township, Chester County, was closed today due to severe damage sustained from recent flooding events, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Bridge engineers are examining the extent of the damage and will develop a plan to repair the bridge.
During the closure, Route 724 (Schuylkill Road) motorists will be directed to use Route 100, U.S. 422 and River Bridge Road. Local access will be maintained up to the bridge closure.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because backups and delays may occur.
The Route 724 (Schuylkill Road) bridge over Eckers Creek was built in 1927. The single span, two-lane reinforced concrete slab bridge is 18 feet long, 26 feet wide and carries approximately 7,757 vehicles a day.
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