Chestnut Street Bridge closed to traffic for one year

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Chestnut Street Bridge closed for a year
Chestnut Street Bridge closed for a year: Matt Pellman reports during Action News Mornings, August 6, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- There's a major traffic alert for commuters in Philadelphia who travel through University City.

The Chestnut Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River is shutting down for a year.

The bridge shut down at 8 p.m. Monday and will remain closed for about a year.

During that time, PennDOT crews will repair and redeck the eastbound side of the bridge.

The bridge is closed to cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians at Schuylkill Avenue near 30th Street.