Walnut Lane Bridge Will Close For 5 Months on April 1
The 108-year-old Walnut Lane Bridge over Wissahickon Creek will be closed for renovations for five months starting April 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced last week.
The closure will allow PennDOT to replace the concrete deck, sidewalks, and railings and repair the abutments. The work is part of PennDOT’s larger $14.7 million project to rehabilitate the bridge.
Traffic will be detoured over Wissahickon Avenue, Midvale Avenue and Henry Avenue during the closure. One sidewalk will remain open for pedestrian travel throughout the reconstruction period.
PennDOT expects the bridge to reopen in early September.
There will be a detour on the SEPTA Route 65 bus, but the exact detour route hasn’t been announced yet.