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 22

Major project work activities for the week of  November 22 include:

  • Continue work in basin at Newton exit of I-295
  • Install final striping on I-295 in PA
  • Continue diamond grinding of SB Taylorsville Road, canal and man river bridge decks 
  • Perform miscellaneous work with median barrier repairs in PA and NJ
  • Continue roadway construction and pave ramps between roundabouts in NJ
  • Perform miscellaneous punch list work at various bridges and shared-used path
  • Continue stripping main river bridge deck forms
  • Install sign structures and highway lighting at various 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