Box over Alexander Run is open but box over Upper Morgan Run has been closed
BIGLER TOWNSHIP – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has completed construction of a new box culvert on Blackburn Road (Route 2009) in Bigler Township, Clearfield County.
The box culvert replaces a small bridge over Alexander Run in the village of Madera.
As the new box culvert opened, PennDOT has closed a second box culvert spanning Upper Morgan Run, about two miles north of the village of Madera.
The bridge was closed based on the results of a recent inspection and will remain closed until repairs can be made. PennDOT plans to make those repairs as soon as possible.
The detour that was in place for the Alexander Run box replacement will remain in place for this new closure. Drivers are instructed to continue using Dutchtown Road to Brewery Road.
The concrete slab bridge was originally constructed in 1966, is 21 feet long and carries an average of more than 175 vehicles a day.
It was on Clearfield County’s list of bridges in “fair” condition until the most recent inspection.
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