FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Grubbs Mill Road Bridge over Crum Creek Closed in Willistown Township, Chester County Due to Structural Damage
King of Prussia, PA – The bridge carrying Grubbs Mill Road over Crum Creek in Willistown Township, Chester County was closed today due to structural damage sustained from impact by a vehicle, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The bridge will remain closed until PennDOT bridge engineers can examine the structural damage and develop a plan to repair and reopen the bridge.
During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Goshen Road, Providence Road, Warren Avenue and Paoli Pike/Devon Road. Local access will be maintained up to the bridge. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
The Grubbs Mill Road bridge over Crum Creek was originally built in 1921. The single-span concrete T-beam bridge is 42 feet long, 18 feet wide and carries an average of 1,452 vehicles a day. The structure was last inspected in March 2017.
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