King of Prussia, PA – The bridge carrying Street Road over Leech Run in Lower Oxford Township, Chester County was closed today due to scour damage and serious deterioration at the abutments discovered during an inspection, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The bridge will remain closed until PennDOT bridge engineers can examine the extent of the damage and develop a plan to repair and reopen the bridge.
During the bridge closure, a section of Street Road will be closed between Route 472 (Lancaster Pike) and Scroggy Road. Motorists will be directed to use Route 472 (Lancaster Pike), U.S. 1 (Kennett Oxford Bypass) and Route 10 (Limestone Road) to access Street Road. Local access will be maintained up to the bridge closure.
The Street Road bridge over Leach was built in 1924. The single-span, reinforced concrete T-beam bridge is 39 feet long, 18 feet wide and carries approximately 325 vehicles a day. The bridge was listed in poor condition prior to today's closing.
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