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 February 24

Major project work activities for the week of February 24 include:

  • I-295: Resume temporary seeding and continue drainage installation at various locations in PA.   
  • PA Approach: Continue rebar and wiring conduit installation at the pedestrian bridge.  Continue construction for abutment walls and pile caps at the canal bridge. Install drainage at the Taylorsville Road bridge. Excavate portions of the wetlands mitigation site.
  • Main River Bridge: Continue abutment wall and pile cap construction. Continue drilled shaft and lagging installation. Mobilize and begin cofferdam installation at Pier 2. Continue footing cure for Pier 5, strip forms, stain and begin backfilling. Continue pier column construction at Pier 6 with day and night shifts.  Continue trestle/finger installation and removal. Continue demolition of existing main river bridge piers.
  • NJ I-295 approach – Continue excavation and drainage installation along Route 29 and I-295. *See related road closure alert,  beginning January 21. Continue utility, highway lighting conduit and junction box installation at various locations.   

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