PHILIPSBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is notifying area motorists that it has closed a Route 2020 (Presqueisle Street) bridge in Clearfield County.
The bridge spans Moshannon Creek in the borough of Chester Hill near the Clearfield/Centre County line.
Although repairs were made to the bridge in 2018, it was scheduled to be closed April 1 for more extensive work, including deck and sidewalk replacement, steel repairs and painting.
The closure was based on the results of a recent inspection. The bridge will remain closed until those repairs can be made. The repairs will begin as soon as possible and are expected to be completed this summer.
During this closure, an official detour will be in place. The detour directs drivers to use McGuirk Street, Walton Street/West Maple Street and Water Street.
The steel truss bridge was originally constructed in 1940, is 128 feet long, and carries an average of more than 2,000 vehicles daily.
HRI Inc. of State College is the contractor on this project. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
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