ELK — Some commuters have come a long way.
As of September 13, eight of the 94 Chester County-owned bridges were closed, three of which are historic covered bridges. The flooding of Hurricane Aida destroyed or severely damaged the road leading to the bridge. In Wednesday’s release, the county did not provide repair or replacement schedules or cost estimates.
The covered bridge on Camp Bonsole Road was unfortunately destroyed during the hurricane. Of the remaining bridges, county bridge engineers evaluate each damage to determine the level of repair or replacement required.
Immediately after the storm, post-storm engineering inspections of the most vulnerable of the county’s 94 bridges were completed. The county bridge engineer has completed visits to all remaining bridges to check the condition of all remaining bridges and assess further impacts that may require repairs.
Yanbauers, Head of Facility Management in Chester County, said: “As we continued to work on the most affected bridges, we accelerated the ongoing inspection program for the remaining county bridges to see if there were any bridges that needed repair.”
The following county-owned bridges were affected. PennsDOT and local governments also manage dozens of other bridges in the county.
1. Camp Bonsall Rd (New London & Elk Twps., Over Big Elk Creek) (covered bridge destroyed)
2. King Row Rd (New London & Elk Twps., On Big Elk Cr) (covered bridge)
3. Harmony Hill Rd (E. Bradford & W. Bradford Twps., EastBr. On Brandywine Creek) (covered bridge)
4. Harmony Hill Road (E. Bradford Twp., On Little Valley Creek)
5. Wilson Rd (Tredyffrin Twp., On Valley Creek)
6. Creek Road (School Kill Twp., On Pickering Creek)
7. Pikeland Rd (W. PikelandTwp. OverPickeringCreek)
8. Church Rd (TredyffrinTwp. OverValleyCreek)
Eight bridges in Chester County are no longer available – Daily Local
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