For the second time in less than a year, the North Narberth Avenue Bridge is closed because of deterioration detected in a PennDOT inspection.
The bridge in mid-September 2011, saw repairs done and then in early November 2011.
Borough officials are pursuing the replacement of the bridge and are in the design phase now.
Then on this past Wednesday morning, Aug. 29, another PennDOT inspection found enough problems to warrant . Both sidewalks are closed, and the vehicle lanes are closed to vehicles, though pedestrians may use them.
(Monday afternoon update: Borough officials say PennDOT engineers are analyzing the structure today, and they hope to have an idea of what needs to happen, and how long it will take, within the next day or two.)
Residents and businesspeople of Narberth, Patch wants to know:
- How does this closure affect you? What detours do you use, and how does your travel/commute time differ as a result?
- Did you expect the bridge would have to close again, a year after the last repairs?
- What features would you like to see in the new bridge?
Tell us in the comments. And add your bridge photos (and photos of your favorite downtown Narberth business or destination) to this article.