NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. -

A Lehigh County bridge that's been closed for several years reopened Monday.

The Game Preserve Road Covered Bridge in North Whitehall Township was closed in November of 2009, due to structural deterioration.

Traffic was detoured onto Mill Creek Road and PA 309.

As part of the PennDOT restoration project, crews replaced the wooden structure with a combination of wood and steel. It cost a little over $1.8 million.