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 January 4

Major project work activities for the week of  January 4 include:

  • Continue approach, sleeper and header slab construction at the NB Taylorsville Road bridge. Continue MSE wall/moment slab construction at retaining walls in PA.
  • Continue traffic signal foundation and pole/mast arm installation at Taylorsville and Woodside Road intersection.
  • Install railing at PA pedestrian bridge. Continue pier pile cap construction at NJ pedestrian bridge.
  • Main River Bridge: Continue approach slab construction. Rub/patch columns and strip cap forms at Pier 3. At Pier 4, resume work at upstream column and strip forms from downstream column. Continue trestle/finger removal in PA and continue demolition of existing MRB piers  6.
  • Continue highway lighting at various locations in PA and NJ.
  • See related traffic diversions: There will be daily closures of River Road in PA begingng Jan. 4. In NJ, all Rt. 29 southbound traffic will continue to be diverted through the new roundabouts and the 295 southbound by-pass will be closed until the summer of 2021. A 24/7 detour remains in effect on the ramp from Route 175 to I-295S until the summer of 2021.

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