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Platt Bridge Closed For Construction This Weekend In Southwest Philadelphia

Drivers are advised to allow additional time to travel around the Platt Bridge (Route 291) during its closure.

06/06/2014

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Platt Bridge Reopens After 2-Year Construction Project

After a $43 million renovation project that shutdown half of the Platt Bridge for almost two years, commuters can now breathe a sigh of relief as the whole bridge is now open and ready for use.

11/22/2013

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Platt Bridge Closure This Weekend in Southwest Philadelphia

The bridge will be closed and detoured from 8 p.m. Friday, September, 13th to 3 a.m. Sunday, September 15th for construction on the 93-span structure.

09/13/2013

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Tractor Trailers, Tankers Banned From Platt Bridge For Next 2 Years

The ban will be in effect for the next two years. Commercial trucks of 14,000 pounds or more, and any vehicles with hazardous materials will be prohibited from the Platt Bridge.

05/07/2012

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Trucks Carrying Chemicals Banned From Platt Bridge Until 2014

“In the interest of public safety and keeping the bridge from being closed for a prolonged period of time, we can eliminate that potential for any truck incidents and any type of incident involving a hazardous materials spill,” Gene Blaum of PennDOT says.

05/03/2012

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Platt Bridge Reconstruction Causes Stop-and-Go Headache For Drivers

Penndot is now looking at stepped-up speed enforcement and more warning signs to slow drivers down.

03/22/2012

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Lane Restrictions Set To Begin On Platt Bridge

Lane restrictions are coming to the Platt Bridge starting Monday night as PennDot gets ready to repair the much traveled stretch of Route 291 that crosses the Schuylkill River.

02/19/2012

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Driver Killed In Crash On Platt Bridge

A driver is dead and three construction workers are injured after an accident on the Platt Bridge.

02/06/2012

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I-95 Southbound Reopened At Girard Point Bridge

Police have cleared all lanes of Southbound I-95 at the Girard Point Bridge after a multi-vehicle crash that occurred just before 6 a.m.

10/13/2011

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