Crews to Begin “Repositioning” the Closed Delaware River Turnpike Bridge Today

Burlington County Times reports, “Crews are expected [early this morning, February 24] to begin the ‘very deliberate and delicate process’ of returning the Delaware River Bridge to its original position, said the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s chief engineer. The structure was displaced about 2 inches after a 14-inch I-beam was severed below the bridge’s road surface along the Pennsylvania side of the structure.” PTC chief engineer Brad Heigel outlines the $9 million repositioning project and says, “We are very optimistic that it will work.” The newspaper adds that the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Turnpikes are “are each losing between $1 million to $2 million in revenue per week while [the bridge] is closed, spokesman Carl DeFebo said previously.”