Hulmeville Bridge Reconstruction Project Resumes

Hulmeville Avenue Bridge
The Hulmeville Avenue crossing. Photo via Google, 2016.

PennDOT crews are back to work Monday on the Hulmeville Avenue Bridge Replacement project.

The bridge is 86-years-old and carried about 46 hundred vehicles per day before closing. It carries traffic over the SEPTA tracks between Langhorne and Penndel.

An inspection found advanced deterioration. PennDOT lists the deck condition and superstructure condition as poor, with the substructure condition as serious.

Workers who are on the job will follow CDC and state Department of Health guidelines, including social distancing and the use of face masks.

The same detour since last May will stay in place. It directs traffic to Comly Avenue, Route 413 and Lincoln Highway.

The project’s general contractor is J.D. Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, Chester County. The state is completely financing the bridge replacement’s cost of $5,230,739, with completion expected in Spring 2021.