Eastern Pa. bridge to close for repairs

November 18, 2008 4:26:42 AM PST
A bridge over the Lehigh River in eastern Pennsylvania is closed following a weekend car crash and won't be opening soon. Lehigh County officials plan to meet with contractors Tuesday about working on the bridge connecting Whitehall Township in Lehigh County with North Catasauqua in Northampton County. Capital projects director Glenn Solt says he doesn't repairs to be finished before 2013.

The bridge closed after a car crashed into the side and nearly went in the river Saturday night. But plans were already in the works for $13 million worth of work.

The steel truss bridge is about a century old and was rated one of the worst in the state in 2007.

Motorists are using the nearby Pine Street and Coplay-Northampton bridges.

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Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com

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