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Spring Creek Bridge is Open But Church Lane to Remain Closed

Recently discovered safety concerns keep Church Lane bridge closed, engineer says.

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The Spring Creek Road Bridge is open making travel between the southwestern corner of Lower Macungie Township and schools and shopping hubs much easier.

The bridge opened on Dec. 28, before the end of the year, as promised.

However, the Church Lane bridge, which was closed to avoid wear and tear while Spring Creek was under construction, will remain closed indefinitely, according to Lower Macungie Township Engineer William Erdman.

Erdman announced at the Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday that he recently received word from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that after a third-party inspection was performed on Dec. 20, the township has been directed to keep the bridge closed.

"We don't have details yet," Erdman said, "But it's something compelling. They have concerns and said the bridge should not be reopened."

The report detailing PennDOT's concerns will be made public once Erdman receives it, he said.

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