The bridge carrying Aquetong Road over a branch of a branch of Aquetong Creek in Solebury Township is closed indefinitely due to serious deterioration of the stone masonry wingwall, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Friday.
Aquetong Road will be closed just east of Route 263 (Upper York Road) until PennDOT engineers can examine the structural damage and develop a plan to repair the bridge, they said.
During the closure, Aquetong Road motorists will be detoured over Route 263 (Upper York Road), Street Road, and Route 202 . Local access will be maintained up to the bridge closure.
The stone masonry arch bridge was originally built in 1850. It is 11 feet long, 18 feet wide and carries an average of 1,760 vehicles a day.
Don’t develop a plan. Don’t even think about it. Rip it out. Build a brand new bridge that easily supports two way traffic. And by God clear the vegetation from the inside corner to clear the line of sight. Why this has taken this long is beyond me. Breaking ground to completion should be two weeks max.
Any idea when this will be fixed…ever? This is a well-travled road that is now closed. What can we do to get it fixed fast? We love New Hope, PA – new site we found with local recommendations from locals, looks like a great one
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They should make it a two lane bridge if they are going to close it because you have all the Rices market traffic going over it. Why did they spend money and time repairing it a couple of years ago if they were going to close it and truly repair it?