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

The project reached substantial completion in mid-December 2021, bringing to a close all major roadway construction activities. The following tasks are scheduled between now and final completion in late May:

  • Highway lighting at various locations in PA and NJ
  • Trestle and bulk head removal
  • Miscellaneous punch list work at various bridges and locations throughout the project
  • Miscellaneous landscaping (when weather conditions permit)

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