Twin Bridges to close April 1

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Work to replace the bridge is scheduled to start April 1 and last into next autumn. (Courtesy image.)

It’s finally going to happen, according to PennDOT. Twin Bridges, the old span over the Brandywine Creek on S. Creek Road between Chadds Ford and Pennsbury Township will be closed for replacement in two weeks and stay closed until autumn of 2025.

In addition to the bridge, the project includes replacing the approach roadway, the guide rails, and signing/pavement marking upgrades.

The anticipated start date for the closure is April 1. Replacing the bridge has been a topic of conversation since 2008 and work was originally scheduled to begin in 2019, yet studies about replacing the bridge date back to 2008.

During the closure, motorists are directed to use U.S. 1, Route 52, Center Meeting Road, and Delaware State Route 100 (Montchanin Road). Bicyclists traveling Bike Route L will be directed to use Bullock Road, Ring Road, Ridge Road, and Delaware State roadway Smiths Bridge Road.

The current bridge was built in 1927 after engineers started looking at changing the original structure in 1925. The name Twin Bridges stems from the original design that consisted of two bridges aligned end to end across the creek.

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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  1. PinkRibbon

    It will be so amazing to finally be able to see the Brandywine Creek scenic area below the bridge which is blocked by the ugly cement barrier walls with graffiti on them. It’s a shame it will take this long – til late 2025 for completion. Am sure it will adversely impact my favorite vegetable stand nearby!

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