Thursday, October 29, 2009

Riegelsville Bridge Rehabilitation Project Open House

RIEGELSVILLE, PA - The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission will hold an open house where the public can review conceptual plans and provide comment on the proposed rehabilitation of the Riegelsville Toll-Supported Bridge, which connects the Borough of Riegelsville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with the Riegelsville section of Pohatcong Township in Warren County, New Jersey.

The open house is scheduled to take place on:

•Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Riegelsville Borough Hall, 615 Easton Road, Riegelsville, PA 18077

Displays will include general photos of the existing bridge, examples of inspection findings, schematics of the bridge elements requiring repair, and potential detours. Project fact sheets and public comment cards also will be made available at the open house. Bicyclists should comment on the need for bicycle detours.

The The Project will include rehabilitating or replacing the bridge's steel floor system and sidewalks, painting the bridge's superstructure, rehabilitating the substructure above the waterline, milling and repaving the Pennsylvania approach to the bridge, upgrading bridge lighting, and improving the signage on the bridge's approaches.

The 105 Year Old Bridge was built by Roebling and Son's on Roebling NJ the same firm that built the Brooklyn Bridge. The Web page that the Commission has created for the project may be viewed by going to the Commission Project's section of its Web site - - and clicking on the Riegelsville Toll-Supported Bridge Rehabilitation menu item. The direct address is: