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Repairs to Frankford Avenue bridge nearing completion

Repairs are expected to be complete by early September.

LOGAN KRUM / TIMES PHOTO

State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. said repairs to the historic stone-arch Frankford Avenue Bridge, which crosses Pennypack Creek, are expected to be complete by early September.

A variety of operations have been underway, including roadway restoration, installation and remounting of utility poles, laying of new concrete sidewalks and installation of pedestrian railings.

“The historical importance and structural complexity of the Frankford Avenue Bridge makes it a difficult project to complete, but the team working on the structure has been excellent,” Sabatina said. “From the installation of modern improvements to using stone masonry to maintain the bridge’s original appearance, it is amazing to watch how the historically significant bridge is resurrected and improved so it can be used for generations to come.”

The 73-foot-long bridge was built in 1697 and is included on the National Register of Historic Places.

The bridge was deemed structurally deficient by PennDOT earlier this year. Work on the bridge started in March. ••

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