Sinkhole Closes Montgomery County Bridge Through Weekend - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Sinkhole Closes Montgomery County Bridge Through Weekend



    Emergency Sinkhole Repairs in Montco

    The Plymouth Road bridge will be closed for the weekend after a sinkhole caused by recent weather. (Published Friday, March 13, 2015)

    A bridge over a Montgomery County creek caved in leading to the road being closed to thousands of motorists.

    The sinkhole cropped up Thursday night along Plymouth Road between Interstate 476 and Butler Pike in Plymouth Township, said The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

    PennDOT warned motorists that they would be detoured over Germantown Pike and Joshua Road at least through the weekend.

    It appeared the sinkhole occurred when the water-battered creek bed shifted below the 53-year-old single-span bridge that carries 15,664 motorists daily, said PennDOT.

    Sinkhole Repairs Close Montco Road

    [PHI] Sinkhole Repairs Close Road for Afternoon Commute
    Emergency sinkhole repairs will begin Friday on Plymouth Road between I-476 and Butler Pike in Plymouth Township which means that drivers will be detoured around that stretch of road starting at 6 p.m.
    (Published Friday, March 13, 2015)

    “A lot of snow’s been melting an ice has been melting and there’s more water – it finds its way,” said Peter Scerati, PennDOT assistant Montgomery County manager.

    Expect delays in the area as crews gather rocks from nearby and fill the hole.