The bridge carrying Route 441 over the Conoy Creek south of Bainbridge has a new traffic pattern as a stopgap measure until repairs can be made.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesman Mike Crochunis said on Tuesday, May 14, that the latest annual inspection of this bridge was conducted on March 18 and found that the deck and superstructure were both in poor condition, as they had been a year before, but that the deck had continued to deteriorate. The problem was in the middle of the bridge, where traffic goes, rather than at the sides.
“Since the superstructure of the bridge is scheduled for either rehabilitation or replacement soon, it was decided to keep traffic off the portion of the deck needing repairs instead of repairing,” Crochunis wrote in an email message.
Lines have been painted on the bridge to direct vehicles to the sides of the bridge rather than the middle.
Crochunis said bids should be opened to fix or rplace the superstructure of the bridge in April of 2020, with construction starting in the summer of 2020 and finishing in early 2021.