Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Multiple police departments responded to the bridge Monday afternoon and rescued a man hanging from the side.
According to West Norriton Deputy Police Chief Dale Mabry, police from West Norriton, Norristown, and Bridgeport police departments responded to the Dannehower Bridge at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 for a report of a man possibly about to jump from the West Norriton side of bridge. On the scene, officers observed a bicycle resting against the southbound side of the bridge and a man hanging on to the outside of the guardrail not far away. The officer reportedly approached the unidentified man and offered assistance. "The fellow said that he was tired," said Deputy Chief Mabry. "[That] he wanted to kill himself." The officer offered to find help for the man, but he reportedly dropped his legs from the concrete wall and was …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Expect lane closures on the Dannehower this week for bridge cleaning.
According to PennDOT, local commuters can expect daytime lane closures on both sides of the Dannehower Bridge that connects Norristown and Upper Merion this week. Crews will be working Tuesday, June 5 through Thursday, June 7 to clean the bridge. The work schedule for the week is as follows: Commuters who regularly use the bridge should plan to allow for extra time or use an alternate route. Drivers can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
One southbound lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
According to Philly.com, PennDOT will be closing down one southbound lane on the Dannehower Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, March 29 for bridge maintenance. Expect delays coming from King of Prussia into Norristown for most of the day. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction again on the Dannehower from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 9, to Wednesday, April 11 for a biannual bridge inspection that PennDOT officials say is needed to ensure the safety of the bridge. Drivers can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.