After a nearly yearlong closure, PennDOT reopened the reconstructed Birmingham Road bridge over Radley Run in Birmingham Township on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
The Birmingham Road bridge had been closed to motorists since Sept. 22, after an inspection revealed severe structural damage. The bridge is located between the intersections of Lambourne Road and Stoney Run Drive,
Construction began the week of April 11 to remove the old bridge and construct a new, cast-in-place concrete structure. The new one-span structure is 18 feet long and 24 feet wide. It carries one travel lane in each direction, a PennDOT press release said.
The previous one-span, steel-beam bridge was built in 1938. It was 15 feet long and 26 feet wide. The structure was posted with an 18-ton weight limit and carried an average of 3,553 vehicles a day when it closed, the release said.