Hulmeville Avenue Bridge Update
Hulmeville Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Begins Next Week
After being closed for nearly a year, the Hulmeville Avenue bridge replacement project will begin Monday.
The 86-year-old span that carries Hulmeville Avenue over the CSX and SEPTA West Trenton Line tracks will be replaced by Chester County contractor J.D. Eckman Inc. for $5.2 million. The bridge is expected to reopen next spring, according to PennDOT.
The steel girder bridge that is in Middletown Township and is bordered by Penndel Borough and Langhorne Manor Borough carried an average of 4,600 vehicles per a day before it was closed unexpectedly last May due to “advanced deterioration.”
Prior to being closed, the state listed the bridge’s condition as “poor” and was already planning to replace it.
As has been happening since last May, traffic will be detoured over Comly Avenue, Bellevue Avenue (Route 413), and Lincoln Highway, PennDOT officials said. Due to COVID-19, protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signage, and related training will be in place at the construction site.