By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Starting today, SEPTA is closing a key bridge that carries the Norristown high speed line.READ MORE: 4 Dead, 2 Injured After Shootings At 2 Different Locations In Wilmington, Delaware
The Bridgeport Viaduct was built in 1911 and is the bridge that carries the Norristown High Speed line over the Schuylkill River.
SEPTA Spokeswoman Heather Redfern says it will undergo a four-month construction project and shuttle buses will be used between the Norristown Transportation Center and Bridgeport station.READ MORE: Kaylin Johnson, Teen Killed In West Philadelphia Triple Shooting, Remembered As 'Definition Of Freak Athlete'
“It might add to the trip because instead of being above traffic on the bridge, you’ll be on the street with the buses, but we are doing the best we can with the shuttles and will adjust the schedule as needed to best service our passenger,” Redfern explained.
Some 2,400 daily passengers will be impacted.MORE NEWS: Man Shot In Parking Lot of Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia Police Say
Redfern says the $7.5 million construction project will allow crews to replace timber and the track and do minor repairs.