200 feet north and south of the bridge
There is significant deterioration of the steel beams with loss of section. The existing stone abutments have missing stones and require repointing. The bridge was selected by the Pontis Bridge Management System for work. It is ranked 65th on the 2013 DelDOT Bridge Deficiency List.
This project involves the replacement of the existing superstructure, consisting of steel beams with a hotmix overlay on stone abutments. The proposed superstructure will consist of steel beams with a concrete deck and utilize the same stone facade as is presently there. The existing abutments will be pointed and parged. Additional work includes minor reconstruction of the approach roadway, replacement of guardrail, and placement of riprap in the stream to prevent scour.
Design work to be completed no later than November 1, 2015.
Construction began on Monday, February 27, 2017 and the bridge was re-opened to traffic on August 16, 2017.
The work will be performed under a full road closure with detour.
This bridge is National Register Eligible.
(Reviewed and Updated on 08/22/2017)