Manoa Road bridge in Haverford is closed through October

Rachel Kurland
April 17, 2019 - 3:11 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Haverford Township drivers may be impeded by a months-long bridge closure.

Last month, the Wolf administration announced the bridge carrying Manoa Road over Cobbs Creek in Haverford Township will be replaced.

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“This is a win-win situation,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement. “We remove another structure from the backlog of poor condition bridges in the state, and the residents of Delaware County gain a new bridge that will serve the area well into the future.”

However, construction will last through October, and Manoa Road will be closed and detoured between Karakung Drive and Powder Mill Lane. 

Drivers will be detoured over Haverford Road, U.S. 1 (City Avenue/Township Line Road) and Earlington Road. 

The bridge, built in 1929, carries more than 5,000 cars a day. The replacement project, completely funded by the state, totals about $2.2 million.