PennDOT has reopened the bridge carrying Route 32 (River Road) over the Delaware Canal at the Golden Pheasant Inn in Tinicum Township, following the completion of interim repairs. PennDOT’s contractor replaced the existing deck, steel beams, and guiderail; and performed minor repairs to the stone masonry abutments.
Built in 1932, the single-span steel I-beam bridge is 45 feet long, 18 feet wide and carries an average of 2,132 vehicles a day. PennDOT is in the early preliminary engineering phase of a project to rehabilitate or replace the 86-year-old bridge. The bridge was closed seeveral months while repairs were taking place (left photo under brilliant October sun). The completed bridge photo was shot in early January.