NAZARETH, Pa. -

A new-and-improved bridge in Northampton County is now open for traffic.

The new bridge at Routes 191 and 248 in Nazareth opened Friday.

Crews replaced the old, structurally deficient box-beam bridge with a new concrete arch bridge.

The project has been causing detours since it began in March.

More than 17,000 vehicles drive over that section of Route 191 every day.