Two bridges on Route 194 in Washington Township were closed Monday for a replacement project.
One bridge is over Red Run and the other is over Reynold's Run, just north of East Berlin, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Both bridges were built in 1929 and are classified as structurally deficient.
Kinsley Construction is handling the roughly $1 million project to replace both bridges.
The entire project should be completed in a few months, said Greg Penny, PennDOT spokesman.
"They are looking to have it wrapped up by mid-October, if not earlier," he said.
New bridges: The bridge over Red Run, located about three miles north of East Berlin, will be replaced with an arch culvert and the bridge over Reynold's Run, just north of East Berlin, will be replaced by a box culvert, Penny said.
In planning for the project, Washington Township officials requested that both bridges be replaced simultaneously so the project can be complete quicker, Penny said.
With the bridges out, three detours -- one for passenger vehicles and two for tractor-trailers -- has been set up.
Residents who live between the two bridges will be able to use roads that intersect Route 194, known locally as Baltimore Pike, to get to and from their homes.
Spring Grove: Work on another bridge replacement project in the county resumed after a slight delay.
Work on the Route 116 bridge over the Codorus Creek near Spring Grove came to a halt in June because of issues with a causeway that was built so the contractor could tear down the structurally deficient bridge.
Two of the pipes that carrying creek water through the causeway were built too close together and couldn't support the weight of equipment, Penny said.
That left the contractor, Allan A. Myers, LP of Montgomery County, to rebuild part of the causeway, he said.
"Because of the alteration, the contractor had to take (plans) to (the state Department of Environmental Protection)," Penny said.
DEP approved the plans about two weeks ago and work on the $4 million project resumed.
Despite the delay, Penny said the bridge could be reopen on time in February. If not, the contractor faces penalties, Penny said.
"It's a possibility they can make up this time," he said.
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Route 194 detours
With two bridges out on Route 194 in Washington Township, three detours have been set up. Here are the detours:
---Passenger vehicles take Route 234, Fish and Game Road and Baker Watering Trough Road.
---The truck detour for southbound and northbound trucks on Route 194 utilizes Route 234, Germany Road, Stoney Point Road, Lake Meade Road and Red Mount Road.
---A detour for trucks heading south on Route 194 to westbound Route 234 involves Red Mount Road, Lake Meade Road and Route 194. Eastbound trucks on Route 234 west of Route 94 and headed to northbound Route 194 are directed north onto the same truck detour route.