King of Prussia, PA – The bridge carrying Street Road over Octoraro Creek in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County was closed today after damage was discovered to the structure, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The single-lane steel I-beam bridge will remain closed until PennDOT bridge engineers can examine the structural damage and develop a plan to rehabilitate the bridge.
During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Homeville Road, Route 896 (Newark Road/Georgetown Road), Maple Shade Road and Bell Road.
Local access will be maintained up to the bridge. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
The Street Road bridge over Octoraro Creek was originally built in 1880 and rehabilitated in 2010. The single-span bridge is 111 feet long and 14 feet wide and carries an average of 239 vehicles a day. The structure was last inspected in December 2016.