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 August 30

Major project work activities for the week of  August 30 include:

  • Topsoil and seed around newly opened entry/exit ramps on I-295 at Taylorsville Road interchange
  • Continue construction of drainage and missing sections of median barrier/moment slabs in PA and NJ
  • Resume construction of barrier and moment slabs along NJ Rt 29 SB. Install guiderails and grade slopes along Rt 29 NB
  • Continue construction of NJ pedestrian walkway and retaining wall, including curbs and pylons
  • Perform punch list items on the Main River Bridge. Strip deck forms and overhangs and hang downspout pipe at the NB main river bridge
  • Install sign structures and highway lighting at carious locations in NJ and PA.

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 opens to traffic On or about Aug. 16, 2021
Shared-Use Ped-Bike Facility (tentative) Early fall 2021
Estimated Project Completion Early 2022