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 April 6

Major project work activities for the week of April 6 include:

  • I-295: Continue milling asphalt and begin rubberizing the concrete within closed portions of I-295 in PA.
  • PA Approach: Continue construction at the pedestrian bridge, including mobilization for deck pour.  At the canal bridge, prepare for installation of new Stage 2 beams and install shielding under the beams. Continue abutment wall coping construction and begin abutment pile cap at the Taylorsville Road bridge. Resume road construction at Taylorsville and Woodside Roads.
  • Main River Bridge: Continue stage 2 work at the main approach bridge. Continue abutment wall and pile cap construction. Continue drilled shaft and lagging installation. Continue cofferdam internal support assembly installation at piers 2 and 3.  Continue column construction at pier 5 and cap construction at pier 6.   
  • NJ approach – Continue utility, highway lighting conduit and junction box installation at various locations.  Continue excavation and drainage installation along Route 29 and I-295.  Along NJ Rt. 29 SB, set barrier, temporary striping, construction access ad begin soldier pile installations for the NJ pedestrian walkway. *See related Route 29 North lane diversion, as well as closure of Rt. 175, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 

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