September 22, 2016
A bridge closed for months in Northwest Philadelphia is set to reopen.
The Walnut Lane Bridge over the Wissahickon Creek closed in April so crews could replace a deteriorated concrete deck and sidewalks.
The bridge will reopen to drivers and pedestrians on Tuesday, Sept. 27, now that the work is complete, a PennDOT spokesperson told Chestnut Hill Local.
Officials said the work is part of a $14.7 million project, funded entirely by federal grants, to restore the historic bridge, which was built in 1907.
Other improvements include a reconstruction of the roundabout on the Mount Airy side of the bridge to improve safety conditions.
The construction work began in November.