King Street Bridge Replacement Work Gets Started
WORK’S BEGUN ON WEST KING STREET BRIDGE – Contractors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation got an unofficial early start Thursday (Oct. 8, 2020) on the project to replace Pottstown’s West King Street bridge over Manatawny Creek near Memorial Park. A backhoe (at top) could be seen actively removing stumps, stones and other debris from the creek’s east bank near the bridge supports, as flaggers directed traffic around the effort. As adjacent signs noted, the more than 60-year-old bridge will close Monday (Oct. 13) to be demolished and rebuilt, and is not scheduled to re-open until April 2022. The new bridge will be wider, and include roomier sidewalks and bike lanes. The closure was a brief informational topic during Borough Council’s Wednesday (Oct. 7) meeting.
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