The borough's bridge committee will hold a meeting Thursday to present the new Narberth Avenue Bridge design as well as hold a separate meeting to discuss and possibly take action to temporarily open the current bridge.
The bridge was closed on Aug. 29 after PennDOT deemed the it unsuitable for traffic. The Narberth Avenue Bridge was, however, kept open to pedestrians.
This wasn't the first time the bridge was closed -- it was also shut down from mid-September to early November in 2011.
Borough manager Bill Martin said the construction of the new bridge will begin by January of 2014. But until then, the borough plans on solving issues with the current bridge to restore vehicular traffic.
Martin said there first meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 27. That meeting will include a presentation from the contractor showing the design and construction phases for the new bridge.
The second meeting, which will begin after the first one concludes, will seek a solution to opening the current bridge -- which links the north and south ends of the city.
"Actions will or can be taken in order to facilitate repairs to that bridge that may or may not open," Martin said, of the second meeting.
The meetings are open and the public may attend.