UPDATE – December 27, 2017 – Weight restriction signs have been installed along Fox Run Road at the bridge that passes over Fox Run between Palomino Road and Brookside Park. Originally built in 1970, the bridge is a single span, pre-stressed concrete box beam structure with concrete deck and paved bituminous surface. An inspection has located cracks in four of the nine bridge beams that have greatly reduce the load carrying capacity of the beams and bridge. PennDOT requires the bridge engineer to analyze the Safe Load Capacity of the bridge and the results indicate a weight restriction of 16 tons (single vehicles) or 23 tons (combination vehicles). More permanent barriers and or impact attenuators will be placed in 2018.
December 08, 2017 – As a result of a bridge inspection that identified new cracks in a bridge beam, D. E. Gemmill has assisted the Dover Township Public Works Department with removing and repainting traffic lines on the Fox Run Road Bridge (#366). An engineer from C. S. Davidson recently contacted the Township about transverse cracks that will greatly reduce the load carrying capacity of the beams (and bridge). These cracks will lead to the posting of a weight restriction on the bridge that could affect your travel along Fox Run Road (near Brookside Park) between Palomino Road and Oak Lane. The Safe Load Capacity Analysis results indicate a weight restriction of 16 tons (single vehicles) or 23 tons (combination vehicles), the Township staff will erect signs at the bridge and at the intersections prior to the bridge to warn motorist of the restriction.