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Golden Pheasant Bridge in Tinicum closed for emergency repairs


After several tractor trailers hit the Golden Pheasant Bridge in Tinicum Township over the past two weeks, PennDOT inspectors closed the crossing for emergency repairs, the transportation department said.

PennDOT inspectors found structural damage to the wing wall that could cause a “structural collapse.”

Due to the closeness of the wall to the Delaware and Lehigh Trail towpath, officials with the Delaware and Lehigh National Historic Corridor have also closed the trail, said Gianna Caruso, a spokeswoman with the DLNHC.

“Trail users should turn around at the closure and not attempt to get by,” she said.

The repairs are expected to take several months.

Built in 1932, the steel and stone masonry bridge is 46-feet-long and 20-feet-wide. It carries approximately 2,608 vehicles, daily, according to PennDOT. It gets its name from the nearby historic Golden Pheasant Inn that faces the Delaware River.

During the closure, Route 32 (River Road) drivers will be detoured to Route 611 (Easton Road), Deep Run Road, Route 413 (Old Easton Road) and Dark Hollow Road.

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