PA Turnpike / I-95 Interchange Project

Ford Road Bridge

Project Description

In order to provide for future travel lanes and on/off ramps associated with the I-95 Interchange Project, the existing Ford Road Bridge over I-95 (MP 40.5) in Bucks County has been replaced. The existing supports (Abutments) have been moved further apart to provide additional room for the new travel lanes.

The new bridge has been built in the same location as the previous bridge thus requiring the removal of the previous bridge to enable the construction of the new bridge. The new bridge is longer and includes two 12-foot wide travel lanes, two 8-foot shoulders, and a pedestrian sidewalk on the south side of the structure. The new structure has 2 spans with a new support (pier) in the I-95 median.

Traffic was detoured from Ford Road during the demolition of the previously existing bridge and construction of the new structure using Newportville Road, New Falls Road, and Durham Road as well as a short portion of Veterans Highway between Durham and Ford Roads.

Project Schedule

Construction began in mid-May 2012 and was completed in November 2013.

Construction Status

September 2013

  • Contractor completed installing new guide rail for Ford Road Bridge approaches.
  • All Ford Road paving and line striping completed on both sides of the new bridge.
  • Ford Road Bridge detour was removed on Friday, September 27th.

Image Gallery

  • Installation of Ford Road Bridge approach guide rail and attenuators
    (Sept 2013)

  • Installation of strip seals on the Ford Road Bridge
    (Sept 2013)

  • Ford Road Bridge was opened to traffic on Friday, September 27th
    (Sept 2013)