The Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is being staged in a manner that will minimize impacts to traffic, local business and communities. In part to avoid traffic impacts, trestle causeways are being built into the river to enable work crews to access and build the new bridge from both shorelines.

See below for the list of major construction tasks that are underway. Check back regularly as construction schedules are subject to change.

Construction Update - Week of October 14

Major project work activities for the week of October 14 include:

  • I-295: Continue roadway construction, including embankment and drainage installation on I-295 and ramps in PA and NJ and at Woodside and Taylorsville Roads. Installation of temporary and permanent highway lighting.
  • PA Approach: Continue work on drainage basins and landscape work.  Continue widening of Woodside and Taylorsville Roads. Continue wingwall and backwall construction for the pedestrian bridge and place backfill. Begin Stage 2 pile installation for abutments and install piles at the Taylorsville Road bridge.
  • Main River Bridge: Continue demolition of Stage 2 of the existing structure and excavate for the removal of abutments. Continue drilled shaft installation for ramp walls,
  • Bridge Monitor/AET building - perform remaining punch list work for building, sidewalks and parking lot.
  • NJ I-295 approach -Continue drainage installation and subgrade preparation within the median. Continue utility, highway lighting conduit and junction box installation at various locations. Continue wall construction for pedestrian walkway. Continue mobilization and begin drilled shafts for ramp walls. Continue day and night work on cofferdams. 

Construction Schedule

Milestone/Activity Date/Status
Project Construction Start Spring 2017
Install temporary trestle upstream of the existing bridge Completed/fully removed
Construct upstream span of the new bridge Completed
Widening (to the inside) of the PA I-295 approach – from Exit 8 (old exit 49) to the bridge Upstream half completed/second phase now in progress
First span of new bridge open to traffic Opened overnight July 9, 2019
Start All-Electronic Tolling (PA-bound only) July 14, 2019
Second span of new bridge open to traffic Late 2021
Estimated Project Completion Early 2022