PHILADELPHIA (January 31, 2017) – Work to replace the Delaware City Bridge (5th street/Rte. 9) in Delaware City is ongoing with an estimated completion in late April 2017.
In September of 2015, R.E. Pierson Construction Company Inc., a New Jersey firm, was awarded a $3.167-million contract for demolition and replacement of the 5th Street Bridge.
The bridge remains closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Motorists are encouraged to follow the Alternate Route Plan.
The Delaware City Bridge was originally built in 1933 as a bascule bridge but was sealed and rendered inoperable in 1971. The main span is 89 feet long and the overall length of the bridge is 177 feet.
Release no. 17-004