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.
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)
|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|