Skip to main content

Bridge reconstruction on schedule

06/06/2013 04:45PM, Published by ACL, Categories: News, In Print, Today


A look at the Broad Run Road Bridge in Landenberg during renovations.



By Richard L. Gaw

Staff Writer

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) spokesman Charles Metzger said that PennDOT is nearing the end of reconstruction of the Broad Run Road Bridge in London Britain Township. The project began in August 2012 and is expected to finish on schedule, with the bridge reopening in late June.

The reconstruction plan for the bridge, which was closed on Aug. 8, 2012, called for a full replacement of the 92-foot-long, two-span bridge, which was built in 1938 and had been 24 feet wide. The bridge will be widened to 33 feet, which will provide for two 10-foot driving lanes and two five-foot shoulders. PennDOT has also renovated the areas approaching the bridge, extending from the corner of Good Hope and Broad Run roads to the approach to the driveway of the Nivindel Farm.

Through coordination with London Britain Township, the bridge's look will feature a stamped imprint, which will give the exterior the appearance of natural stone, in keeping with the rustic look of the surrounding area.   

Because the bridge runs over the White Clay Creek Preserve waterway, PennDOT has coordinated efforts with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service to protect the natural habitat. Because the area is populated by bog turtles, bridge construction will provide an easier transit for the turtles to cross to the other side beneath the bridge and not above it, allowing the turtles to avoid vehicles.

Throughout the duration of the bridge's reconstruction, drivers have been rerouted to Penn Green Road, which connects to Gap Newport Pike (Route 41), and to Newark Road.

Estimated at a cost of $1,458,989, the rebuilding of the Broad Run Road Bridge was conducted by Column Engineering in Glenmoore, Pa.


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



landenberg penndot


  • The Galer Estate family invites you to join our Wine Club, a community of members who enjoy fine ...


  • Drop in on Nature

    01/26/2017
    09:30AM — 12:00PM

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-12:00PM Fall session: Thursday, September 15th thru Thursday...


  • Plants with Winter Interest

    01/26/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Winter landscape has a beauty all its own. Colorful and striking stems and bark, unique branching...


  • Pottery for Beginners ONE-DAY POTTERY: Handbuilding Ages: 16+ years Level: Beginner, Limit 8...


  • Nature Studio

    01/26/2017
    04:00PM — 05:30AM

    Thursdays from 4:00PM-5:30PM Fall session: December 1st, 8th and 15th Winter session: Starts J...


  • Clutterers Anonymous

    01/26/2017
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Clutterers Anonymous℠ (CLA℠) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strengt...


  • Broadway In the Borough

    01/26/2017
    06:00PM — 10:00PM

    Broadway in your Backyard! You don't have to drive to The City to hear professional voices and B...


  • Loudon Wainright III's Surviving Twin

    01/26/2017
    07:30PM — 09:30PM

    Surviving Twin Written and Performed by Loudon Wainright III Directed by Daniel Stern January ...


Chester County High School Sports