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Schwammer Thor —Swamp Door” the ancient name for a narrow pass between giant boulders on the Swamp Pike near Schaffer Road.

Hanover Square Road Bridge Closed in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County


King of Prussia, PA – The Hanover Square Road Bridge over a branch of Swamp Creek on New Hanover Square Road in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, was closed this afternoon following a bridge inspection that found severe deterioration of the superstructure and bridge deck, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.

The bridge will remain closed indefinitely until PennDOT engineers evaluate the condition of the bridge and complete a rehabilitation or replacement.

During the closure, motorists will be detoured over Route 73 (Big Road), Route 663 (Charlotte Street) and Swamp Pike. Local access will be maintained up to the closure.

Built in 1934, the three-span, steel-I beam, bituminous bridge is 117 feet long, 29 feet wide and carries an average of 2,186 vehicles a day. The structure had a posted weight limit of 3 tons before it closed.

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