Another Montgomery County Bridge Closure To Cause Traffic Issues - myfoxcarolinas.com

Another Montgomery County Bridge Closure To Cause Traffic Issues

Posted: Updated:
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. -

Friday night already means rush hour gridlock, but it's about to get worst for commuters in Montgomery County.

Yet another bridge is closed after failing inspection.

It connects Graterford Road to Perkiomen and Skippack townships.

It closed Thursday evening.

Friday was the first full day since the Graterford Road Bridge over the Perkiomen creek has been shut down and John Scioli, a local business owner, is worried that it's already impacting business.

"It's affecting our pockets. I mean it's a Friday here. Around 1:00 p.m. Usually we have every seat filled in here and now it's non-existent," explains Scioli.

The 60-year-old bridge connects drivers with Gravel Pike and Perkiomen Creek Road.

Officials shut it down last night after they say it failed an inspection.

"You're looking at a large spell area with the rebars showing. You see severe rusting of the rebars," said Les Toaso of PennDot while pointing to cracks and exposed beams also making it structurally unsafe.

Another issue is a large hole that Toaso says is two feet deep.

We'll probably end up replacing the whole bridge. Right now there's no time table. I can't give you a definite time in when it will be replaced," said Toaso.

With no definite timetable ahead and with the Arcola Road Bridge also shut down, drivers are bracing for more congestion getting around in Schwenksville and Collegeville.

Officials say the price range for a total bridge replacement is could be $8-$12 million.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Obama Faces Criticism For Lack Of Strategy Countering ISIS

    Obama Faces Criticism For Lack Of Strategy Countering ISIS

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:49:53 GMT

    There may finally be some good news in the war against ISIS: Government forces have retaken a town in northern Iraq.

    There may finally be some good news in the war against ISIS: Government forces have retaken a town in northern Iraq.

  • Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:39:24 GMT

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

  • Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:15:23 GMT

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.


Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices