Municipality: City of Reading
ROAD NAME: Business Route 222/Bingaman Street
BETWEEN: Laurel Avenue AND US 422/West Shore Bypass
Type of Work: Bridge Repair
Type of Restriction: 24hours
RESTRICTION: On Monday morning, Aug. 11, the Business Route 222/Bingaman Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River and Norfolk Southern Rail Road will be restricted to a single lane northbound and southbound until further notice.
A recent inspection of the structure found deterioration to ten beams that support the bridge deck. PennDOT is coordinating plans to have a contractor to make repairs to the bridge.
The 1,476 feet long, 59 and a half feet wide, 13-span concrete arch bridge was built in 1920 and rehabilitated in 1966. This section of Business Route 222/Bingaman Street has an average daily traffic volume of 15,876 vehicles.
START DATE: 08/11/2014
update March 18, 2015:
As of today (March 18) all lanes are open on the Business Route 222/Bingaman Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River and Norfolk Southern Rail Road. All repairs to the bridge are complete. Motorists can expect daytime lane restrictions between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. over the next two weeks while workers perform finishing work. (April 3)