Stockton Avenue Bridge Reopens

The bridge has reopened after several months.

The Stockton Avenue Bridge in New Hope borough.
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The Stockton Avenue bridge in New Hope Borough has reopened earlier than anticipated.

Initially slated to reopen by month’s end, the barriers and road closed signs were removed Thursday.

The bridge, owned by Bucks County, has undergone extensive repairs, including concrete deck and beam work, since April.

George Hutt, director of the Bucks County General Services Department, said earlier this month that painting work was recently completed.

The total cost for the restoration was $1.5 million.

Work on the bridge earlier this month.
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Though closed to vehicles since April, pedestrians had access across the span over Aquetong Creek.

The bridge, located between West Ferry and West Mechanic Street, underwent a previous repairs roughly a decade ago.

Built in 1910, the Stockton Avenue Bridge has witnessed New Hope Borough change and grow. It was expanded in 1974 to add a second sidewalk and holds the title of the longest bridge maintained by the county government.

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