Penllyn Pike bridge in Whitpain to receive nearly $500K for replacement

$488,987 from the Montgomery County Capital Improvement Program will be allocated to covering “preliminary engineering services” to replace County Bridge No. 289, located along Penllyn Pike over the Wissahickon Creek in Whitpain Township.

The bridge is 115 feet long, 53 feet wide, has 2 lanes measuring roughly 12 feet, and is used by approximately 11,591 vehicles daily, according to county officials. The bridge was constructed in 1964 and has no current weight limit.

The bridge was deemed “deficient” following a 2020 inspection rating of 64.9, officials said.

The funding comes as part of a $3.37 million contract authorized last week for a road repair program across the county. Michael Baker International of Fort Washington is the contractor for the project.

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