PennDOT is on a roll, after opening the Gay Street Bridge some five months ahead of schedule, they followed up by reopening the bridge on Valley Forge Rd. that crosses over the turnpike.
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA. (OCT. 26, 2009) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced the opening of the newly reconstructed Valley Forge Road Bridge (Route 252) today – weeks ahead of schedule.
The bridge crosses the Turnpike at milepost 324.3, 1.6 miles west of the Valley Forge Interchange (Exit #326). Allan A. Myers, a Company of American Infrastructure, was awarded the $4.8 million contract to rebuild the bridge in January with the anticipated opening in mid-November.
The new bridge features a stone architectural treatment and includes two 12-foot travel lanes and 8-foot shoulders. It will accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists who use the bridge to access Valley Forge National Park. The area adjacent to the bridge has been landscaped with two rain gardens.
The Valley Forge Road Bridge (Route 252) project was the first of nine bridges targeted for replacement as part of the Turnpike’s total reconstruction and widening project. The six-mile Turnpike mainline (I-76) traverses Tredyffrin and Upper Merion Townships. The project area begins at milepost 320 (Future Rt. 29 Slip Ramps) and continues east to milepost 326 (Valley Forge Interchange).