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 November 15

Major project work activities for the week of  November 15 include:

  • I-295: Continue MSE wall/moment slab construction. Perform roadway construction, drainage installation and install barrier./moment slabs at various locations.
  • Taylorsville Road: continue sleeper slab and begin approach slab construction at Taylorsville Road bridge. Continue roadway widening and drainage on Taylorsville Road.
  • Main River Bridge:  Place/cure concrete for remaining sections of deck.  At Pier 1, complete removal of footing cofferdam and stain column and caps. At Pier 2, strip forms and stain concrete surfaces. At Pier 3, construct pier caps. At Pier 4, stain footing, remove cofferdam and begin column construction.  Continue demolition of existing MRB piers 4 and 5.
  • NJ approach – Continue ITS/fiber cut-over and highway lighting conduit/ junction box installation at various locations.  Continue landscape and plantings at various locations. Begin pier pile cap construction at NJ Pedestrian Bridge.
  • 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