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Commissioners celebrate reopening of Bucks County bridge

Commissioners joined Quakertown Borough officials Monday in the ribbon cutting to celebrate the reopening of a Bucks County bridge. 

The project was the first funded by the $5 Pennsylvania motor vehicle registration fee enacted by the Board of Commissioners in December 2015. 

"We are pleased to cut the ribbon on this project," said commissioner Robert G. Loughery. "The $5 vehicle registration fee has allowed the county to work expeditiously on bridges that we may not have been able to get to as quickly and has reduced the need to borrow funds for capital improvements projects."

The rehabilitated bridge was completed by Eastern Highway Specialists of Wilmington, Delaware with engineering and design completed by McMahon Associates of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. 

The bridge is a single span, reinforced concrete t-beam bridge with a macadam riding surface, which carries North 4th Street over Tohickon Creek in Quakertown Borough, according to a news release from Bucks County government. The bridge is 40 feet long and 36 feet curb to curb with sidewalks on each side. 

It was built in 1938 and closed in late September 2017 for rehabilitation. The work completed included placement of grouted rock protection, replacement of deteriorated sidewalks, concrete repairs to beams, and more. 


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