LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – A short section of the Delaware Canal towpath on the Pennsylvania side of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge is scheduled to be closed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday of next week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The towpath use restriction is needed to ensure public safety while modifications are made to an elevated utility supply line on the underside of the bridge that carries I-295 across the canal near the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge. (MAP OF THE CLOSED SECTION CAN BE FOUND HERE)

The work beneath the bridge over the canal is one small facet of the continuing Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project, which is expected to reach substantial completion late next year.  Weather permitting, the utility line work is anticipated to be completed by Dec. 18.

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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