Government Transportation

Stockton Avenue Bridge Closed For Repair Work

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Crews have been working to repair the Stockton Avenue Bridge in New Hope Borough since it closed last week.

The Bucks County government-owned span over the Aquetong Creek closed last Monday and will remain closed for as long as six months.

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The county has closed the bridge for $1.5 million in rehabilitation work.

The bridge that sits between West Ferry and West Mechanic Street had a repair project completed on the span about a decade ago.

Drivers are being detoured onto West Ferry Street, South Main, New Street, and West Mechanic Street during the closure.

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While the bridge is closed to vehicles, pedestrians appear to continue to have access.

The Stockton Avenue Bridge was constructed in 1910 and widened to include a second sidewalk in 1974. It the longest bridge maintained by the county government.

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for 12 years for both newspaper and online publications. Tom’s reporting has appeared locally, nationally, and internationally across several mediums. He is proud to report on news in the county where he lives and to have created a reliable publication that the community deserves.

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