Ugly bridge is ticketed for retirement

Written by Jon Schmitz on .

ironbridgeThe Iron Bridge on Route 19, 85 years old, structurally deficient and a bit of an eyesore, will be replaced. The new bridge will carry the road over Neshannock Creek in Springfield. Preliminary site preparation and utility relocation have begun, and work is expected to proceed as weather and scheduling permit. The $2.9 million project is expected to be completed in October. The new bridge is being built upstream of the old one, so there will be no detour of the 3,355 vehicles that use the bridge on a typical day. Route 19 will be restricted to single-lane traffic and controlled by temporary signals during the roadwork portion of the project. There will be short-term detours on two intersecting township roads โ€” Smith Road and Creek Road โ€” when they are tied in to the new roadway at a time to be announced.

Back to work on Banksville Road. PennDOT announced that short-term restrictions are possible from McFarland Road to the parkway from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. inbound and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. outbound through late April as crews finish traffic signal work, paving and pedestrian ramp installations.

Intermittent lane restrictions will occur on Interstate 70 between Center Avenue and the Pennsylvania Turnpike in New Stanton overnight after 9 p.m. starting Wednesday and continuing through March 24 as crew take test borings for a future improvement project.

Lane closures will occur on Route 837 between McClure Street in Munhall and the entrance to Kennywood Park in West Mifflin from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday as crews take pavement core samples for a future construction project.

Traffic signal work began Saturday at Route 910 and Freeport Road in Harmar, and will cause lane closures and traffic shifts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. All turning movements will be accommodated.

Short-term single-lane traffic will be in effect on inbound Route 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday in Aspinwall near Delafield Road as crews install fencing.

Work has begun on a crossover on Interstate 79 in Butler County, where drivers will face two seasons of single-lane traffic during bridge replacements. Read all about it here.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
@pgtraffic on Twitter

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.