Just about a decade after Bucks County government reopened the Stockton Avenue Bridge in New Hope Borough following an overhaul, the bridge will be closing again for work.
Bucks County spokesperson James O’Malley told the New Hope Free Press that crews will undertake a $1.5 million rehabilitation project on the bridge
New Hope Borough officials said the bridge, which is located between West Ferry and West Mechanic Street, will close starting Monday, April 17 and reopen in about six months.
The borough said drivers will be detoured onto West Ferry Street, South Main, New Street, and West Mechanic Street during the closure
“Thank you for your patience while we attend to the safety of our roads,” the borough said in a statement.
County officials, according to O’Malley, have notified residents near the project via letters that were mailed and door hangers. They also let residents further away from the project know about the upcoming work.
The span that crosses the Aquetong Creek was constructed in 1910 and widened to include a second sidewalk in 1974. It the longest bridge maintained by the county government.