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Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge replacement finished, road reopens

VIDEO Pa. Turnpike reopens

Workers have finished replacing a bridge on the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension.

A 40-mile stretch of the highway that was closed Friday night, forcing motorists to detour between the Lehigh Valley Interchange and the Pocono Interchange, reopened Monday morning.

Workers replaced the 60-year-old bridge over Crackersport Road in South Whitehall Township. The existing 131-foot bridge on Interstate 476 opened in 1957 and carries about 30,000 vehicles daily.

The road was opened by 2 a.m. Monday, about two hours ahead of schedule.

The work was initially planned for Sept. 29, but was postponed because of a mechanical problem.

Accelerated Bridge Construction on PA Turnpike's NE Extension - Saturday from Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on Vimeo.

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