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Arcola Road Bridge to Close Temporarily For Maintenance

The maintenance project will take place Thursday, May 30 in the morning.

The Methacton School District sent out an announcement with important bridge-closing information, concerning the Arcola Road Bridge.

The Arcola Road Bridge, which corsses the Perkiomen Creek Between Lower Providence and Upper Providence townships, will be closed Thrusday, May 30, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for a maintenance project.

The Lower Providence Townshp Facebook page also posted the announcement, in which several comments expressed relief that the bridge would be recieving repairs.

Joe The Nerd Ferraro May 30, 2013 at 04:04 AM
I hope they can replace it.
PAB May 30, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Replacement is not slated until late 2014 at the earliest. They will shut it down for a year at that time. Heard it may get shut down earlier if deemed unsafe. I'm guessing based on the results of today's inspection.
Paula Goff May 30, 2013 at 03:28 PM
Considering the pace of recent bridge work in my part of the Perkiomen Valley, users of that span will be lucky if it's closed for only a year.
Shawn Kullan May 31, 2013 at 12:17 PM
No bridge sturdy enough to get my chops across.
Candy Allebach June 01, 2013 at 09:52 PM
Ok, June 1st and this is still being posted. Went acrossed it Friday morning and it was just fine. Has 3 ton weight limit. If anyone is worried about this bridge, why don't you contact Rep. Vereb's office and he will give you an update. He discussed it at his May23rd Eggs and Talk with twp. residents.

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