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September 25, 2013
New Bridge over I-95 in Bucks County to Open Sept. 27

Replacement of Ford Road Bridge completed on schedule.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announces that the new bridge carrying Ford Road over Interstate 95 in Bristol Township, Bucks County will open by 4 p.m. on Sept. 27.
The Ford Road Bridge is located less than one mile south of where I-95 crosses the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276). A detour of Ford Road was implemented in July 2012 to replace the existing bridge to accommodate the widening of I-95 south of the Turnpike mainline to the Neshaminy Creek Bridge.
Neshaminy Constructors, Inc. of Feasterville was awarded the $5.7 million bridge replacement contract in May 2012. The new bridge will be longer and includes two 12-foot wide travel lanes, two 8-foot shoulders, and a pedestrian sidewalk on the south side. With the reopening of Ford Road to traffic, the PennDOT-owned bridge is the fourth bridge to be replaced as part of the I-95/I-276 Interchange Project.
The $9.7 million Bristol-Oxford Valley and Galloway Road Bridges were opened to traffic in November 2011 and the $7.7 million Richlieu Road Bridge was reopened to traffic last month. The four bridge replacement projects total approximately $27.1 million and are funded solely by Turnpike toll dollars.
Information on all construction activities and future I-95 interchange projects, including project staging, bridge replacement schedules and detour routes, can be viewed on the I-95 project website at
Motorists can get Turnpike traffic alerts and detour information by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at The Turnpike’s smartphone app, Trip Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users so they can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. To download the free app, visit For emergencies, dial *11 on your mobile phone.