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Posted 4/26/2017

Release no. 17-008

Tim Boyle

DELAWARE CITY, DE (April 26, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced that it anticipates reopening the Delaware City Bridge (5th street/Rte. 9) by the end of the day on Friday, April 28 2017 barring any weather delays. Additional work in the surrounding area will continue after April 28, but will not impact vehicular traffic.  

In September of 2015, R.E. Pierson Construction Company Inc., a New Jersey firm, was awarded a $3.167-million contract for demolition and replacement of the 5th Street Bridge.

The Delaware City Bridge was originally built in 1933 as a bascule bridge but was sealed and rendered inoperable in 1971.