December 20, 2018
King of Prussia, PA – The new bridge carrying Wynnewood Road (Route 3044) over the East Branch of Indian Creek in Narberth Borough and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, that’s been under construction as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, opened to traffic this afternoon.
With the new bridge open to traffic, the new sidewalk, located between Woodside Avenue and Parkside Drive, is still closed to pedestrians. The new pedestrian sidewalk will be completed early January 2019 - pending weather conditions.
The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan. Replacement work was performed by Allan Myers of Worcester, PA.
This bridge is referred to as JV-218 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.