ASCE and ASHE Joint Meeting - The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission's Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project Update
The existing Scudder Falls Bridge, which carries I-95 over the Delaware River, was completed in 1959 and opened to traffic in 1961. It is a heavily used commuter crossing. The bridge’s owner, DRJTBC, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation, has contracted to replace the aging bridge, reconfigure and/or reconstruct its adjoining interchanges, and make corresponding improvements along the I-95 approaches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The total project area is 4.4 miles, consisting of the I-95 segment extending from the Route 332 interchange (Yardley-Newtown Road/Newtown Bypass) in Pennsylvania to the Route 579 interchange (Bear Tavern Road) in New Jersey.
Construction began in 2017 and is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2022. The southbound structure is complete and handling traffic in both directions while preparations have begun to demolish the northbound spans and build the new northbound bridge. Infrastructure for all-electronic tolling (AET) and highway-speed toll collection is in place with EZPass tag readers and high-speed video cameras for license-plate billing.
Kevin M. Skeels, PE, Assistant Chief Engineer, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC)
Networking 6:00 PM
Dinner 6:45 PM
Presentation 7:30 PM
Radisson Hotel Valley Forge
1160 First Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406