After four months of repair, SEPTA’s Bridgeport Viaduct will reopen, with its full service on the Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) between 69th Street Station to the Norristown Transportation Center (NTC) beginning Monday, Nov, 11, according to a SEPTA media release.
A four-month repair project had closed the Bridgeport Viaduct, a 3,175 foot bridge over the Schuylkill River that the NHSL travels over between NTC and the Bridgeport Station.
Crews repaired and helped provide upkeep for the 102-year-old bridge.
“The bridge ties that sit directly upon the steel structure and hold the rail in place were rotting and failing,” said Jeff Knueppel, SEPTA’s Deputy General Manager, in the release. “Without full timber replacement, we would have had no choice but to permanently close the bridge. The completion of the project allows us to resume the safe operation of our trains across the Viaduct.”
Railworks Track Systems of Sewell, NJ completed the $7.6 million project.
SEPTA repaired the Viaduct in 1985 and 2009. For further information about the repair project, visit http://www.septa.org/construction/projects/bridgeport-viaduct/index.html.
For information about the NHSL service, visit http://www.septa.org/service/highspeed/ or call 215-580-7800.