PennDOT Completes, Re-Opens Congo Road Bridge

DOUGLASS (MONTGOMERY) PA – The newly completed $1.27 million bridge that carries Congo Road over Middle Creek in Douglass Township was re-opened Tuesday (Sept. 27, 2022) to traffic, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said. Work began in November 2021 to replace to replace the existing two-span reinforced concrete slab bridge.

The new structure is described as “a wider, single-span prestressed spread box beam bridge” that “accommodates two 11-foot-wide travel lanes and two shoulders each more than 2 feet wide.

Trail lovers, take note: a portion of the replacement bridge is set aside for a 10-foot-wide future pedestrian and bicycle trail expected to be built by Douglass Township sometime in the future. The bridge trail section is separated from traffic by a concrete barrier and rail.

H&K Group Inc. of Skippack was the general contractor for the bridge project. It also installed new guide rail, resurfaced the approach roadways and performed various drainage improvements.

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