EWING, NJ – A short section of the Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge is scheduled to be closed for a series of days and nights over the next two weeks beginning Monday, May 21, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The scheduled towpath closure is needed to ensure public safety with the placement of heavy equipment and the installation of shielding beneath previously installed steel girders over the canal as part of the ongoing Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project.  The shielding is being placed in advancement of setting forms for a new bridge deck.

Towpath access will be blocked beginning roughly 6 a.m. Monday, May 21, and remaining closed 24/7 until 6 a.m. Friday, May 26.  The towpath will then remain open for recreational use through the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The towpath will then be closed again 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, and remain inaccessible on a round-the-clock basis until 6 a.m. Sunday, June 3.

The aforementioned closure periods are subject to change due to weather and other considerations.

Pedestrians and bicyclists are urged to exercise caution when traveling along the canal near or through work areas during the 4-1/2-year-long bridge replacement project.

More information and videos on the bridge replacement project are available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com

About The Commission

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans.  (Note:  The first completed span of the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge opened to traffic during overnight hours on July 9, 2019.) The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission’s jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 139.2 million cars and trucks in 2018. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.

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