PennDOT has announced they will be working to replace a bridge in Penndel Borough to the tune of $4.7 million. The agency will be revamping the worn bridge on Hulmeville Avenue crossing CSX/SEPTA tracks just west of the Langhorne SEPTA station as one of more than 200 projects planned for this season.

Hulmeville Avenue Bridge
The Hulmeville Avenue crossing. Photo via Google, 2016.

Governor Tom Wolf announced the funding at a press conference last week.

“Statewide infrastructure improvements don’t only have a positive impact on mobility, but economies as well,” Governor Wolf said. “I look forward to continuing these vital investments in 2019 and beyond.”

The Hulmeville Avenue crossing was built in 1933, making it 86 years old. PennDOT lists its conditions as “poor” in the Bridge Conditions section of its website. The agency estimates 4,651 vehicles cross the bridge daily.

“The investments highlighted today demonstrate our continued commitment to improving travel and safety throughout southeast Pennsylvania,” Secretary Leslie Richards said.

PennDOT plans to address 39 bridges and 275 miles of state highway throughout Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. This includes resurfacing, repairing, and in some cases a complete reconstruction of roadways.