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Golden Pheasant Bridge reopens in Tinicum


The Golden Pheasant Bridge, which has allowed River Road traffic to cross the Delaware Canal in Tinicum Township since 1932, reopened to vehicles Friday morning.

The bridge was closed in mid-December after several tractor trailers struck the span, which led the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to determine a “structural collapse” was possible due to the damage.

PennDOT’s contractor rebuilt the masonry wingwall and constructed a new concrete moment slab and barrier, which extends along the side to provide more protection, the agency said in a statement Friday. New guiderail, pavement markings and signage were also installed.

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.

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