Moser, South Evans Bridges Facing Problems

POTTSTOWN PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation inspectors indicate Pottstown may have structural problems with two of its bridges, on South Evans Street and Moser Road, both of which cross Norfolk-Southern railroad tracks through town, The (Pottstown) Mercury newspaper reported Saturday (Feb. 11, 2017).

Staff writer Evan Brandt quoted borough Public Works Director Doug Yerger as saying metal pads on which Moser Road bridge beams sit “are getting pretty rusted out.” Engineers have been hired to look over the bridge and come up with a list of repairs, and an estimated cost. “We’re going to have to wait a little while to see how bad it is,” said Yerger. “Hopefully, it won’t require us shutting down the bridge for major repairs.”

Repairs for the Evans Street bridge are a bit more complicated, Brandt wrote.

If inspections continue to find problems, weight limits on those bridges will continue to be reduced, Yerger explained.

Moser Road photo from Google Earth

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