Chester Co - Ross Fording Rd Bridge Project
Construction will begin Wednesday (May 6) to repair and improve the structurally-deficient Ross Fording Bridge over Octoraro Ross Fordingin West Fallowfield Township, Chester County.
Crews will work over the next two months to restore and rehabilitate the bridge’s steel superstructure, replace the timber bridge deck and repair the stone masonry abutments. When the work on this bridge is completed in early June it will no longer be classified as structurally-deficient.
During construction, Ross Fording Road will be closed and detoured between Route 896 (Newark Road) and Bryson Road. Through traffic will be detoured over Route 896 (Newark Road), Humeville Road and Bryson Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
The one-span, iron thru Truss bridge was built in 1885. The structure is 89 feet long and 17 feet wide. It carries 163 vehicles a day. The bridge is posted with a three ton weight limit.
The rehabilitation of the Ross FordingRoad Bridge is part of PennDOT’s $914,262 project to repair and improve eight bridges in Chester County. Road-Con. Inc of West Chester, Chester County is the general contractor on the project that is funded with 100 percent federal funds.
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