Published On: Mon, Dec 21st, 2015

Stockton Avenue Bridge in New Hope to re-open Tuesday

Workers removing the last pieces of construction material from Stockton Avenue Bridge Monday.

Workers removing the last pieces of construction material from Stockton Avenue Bridge Monday.

With structural and surface work completed, and construction vehicles long gone, the Stockton Avenue Bridge in New Hope, closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic since Oct. 19, is scheduled to re-open Tuesday at 10 a.m., according to Bucks County Public Information Director Chris Edwards.

While initial work on the aging span got off to a slow start in October, activity at the site picked up through November and December. Sidewalks were repaired as planned, and new concrete added to key supports.

In the fall of 2014, Bucks County workers blocked one of two sidewalks on the Stockton Avenue bridge, which serves as a vital, high-use connection between the northern and southern residential areas of the borough. The entire bridge was closed by Bucks County authorities Oct. 19, 2015.

Anderson on Dec. 7 said, “The work should be completed by the end of the month, weather permitting.”

Thanks to warmer-than-usual weather and a fast work crew, Bucks County General Services came in ahead of its projection, and is giving New Hope residents a welcome gift by making it easier to get around town during the busy Christmas season.

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