Bridge - 2023 Railroad Bridge Replacement

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BRIDGE CLOSURE FOR REPLACEMENT OF BRIDGE - On March 27, 2023 the Railroad Bridge was closed so that the 1910 Bridge could be dismantled and replaced with a new bridge. (Photo looking east from the intersection of Third and Market Streets) (Photo from the Facebook page of THE TIMES of Port Royal)
Contributed by rkohler on 3/27/23 - Image Year: 2023

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(From the Sentinel Sep 13, 2022)

PORT ROYAL — PennDOT will begin preliminary work Thursday to replace a Route 75 bridge spanning the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Juniata County.

The project will start with demolition work on a two-story building located at 101 Second St. in Port Royal Borough.

The contractor will implement intermittent single-lane closures between First and Third streets while completing the demolition work. Flaggers in the roadway will provide traffic control during these closures. Starting Thursday, drivers should build extra time into their travel schedules to avoid delays if they pass through the work zone during one of these closures.

PennDOT anticipates work on the bridge beginning in early January and continuing through mid-July. The contractor will close the roadway and implement a detour while the bridge is demolished and replaced. PennDOT will issue an update on the project with details and mapping for the detour route before implementation of the closure. (Due to rain saturated soil, the project was delayed until the end of March 2023.)

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/21/23 - Image Year: 2023
BRIDGE CLOSED - Bridge closure sign at the east end of the Juniata River Bridge on Route 75. Bridge closed to all traffic except residents of, and deliveries to, First (Water) Street. (Photo from the TIMES of Port Royal.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/27/23 - Image Year: 2023
DETOUR SIGN on Route 75 at the intersection with the William Penn Highway. Detour went into effect on March 27, 2023. (Photo from the Facebook page of THE TIMES of Port Royal.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/27/23 - Image Year: 2023
DETOUR ROUTE: Upon closure of Route 75 at the Railroad bridge on March 27, 2023, this map shows the detour route to access Port Royal from the east side of the Juniata River. The route proceeds northwest on the William Penn Highway (old US322) through Mount Pleasant to south of Mifflintown, then west on PA35 to PA333 and south to Port Royal.) (Photo from the Facebook page of THE TIMES of Port Royal.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 5/14/23 - Image Year: 2023
OUT WITH THE OLD, READY FOR THE NEW (May 9, 2023) If you copy the link below and paste it into your web browser you can see the 1910 PR Railroad Bridge road bed fall to the tracks below as preparations are under way for the replacement.

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