The 84-year-old, steel-girder drawbridge across the Schuylkill River will be in the upright position through January 18th while they do the repair work on the bridge’s bearings.
“It is an 8,000 gallon tractor-trailer full of salt brine,” Penndot spokesman Charles Metzger explains.
No one likes driving on worn-out roads, but many drivers don’t like the solution either: closing lanes on those roads so they can be repaved.
Two are dead in the Juniata section of Philadelphia because of speeding in slippery conditions this morning.
The new, 8,500-square-foot building replaces the two smaller buildings that could no longer accommodate the more than 130,000 visitors who stop into the center each year.
The construction between University Avenue and South Street is scheduled to begin 8 p.m Friday and continue until 8 p.m Sunday.
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