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A Lehigh County bridge is about to close due to structural failure. Its replacement won’t be completed for 2-3 years.

Walnut Street bridge over the Trout Creek Monday, Mach 18, 2019 in Slatington. The bridge will close for repairs Monday, June 10, 2024. (Rick Kintzel/첥Ƶ)
Walnut Street bridge over the Trout Creek Monday, Mach 18, 2019 in Slatington. The bridge will close for repairs Monday, June 10, 2024. (Rick Kintzel/첥Ƶ)
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Commuters in Slatington will have to take detours for several years after the Walnut Street Bridge going over Trout Creek closes for replacement Monday.

PennDOT will likely need two to three years and about $7.5 million to replace the county-owned bridge, the components of which are failing structurally, according to a Lehigh County news release Wednesday.

Bids for construction will “tentatively” begin in December, the release added.

In the meantime, only the bridge’s west-side sidewalk will be open, and drivers will have to use the two-way Main and Church streets as detours. Drivers also can’t turn left onto Walnut Street from Main Street.

Drivers will be detoured onto Church or Main streets following the closure Monday, June 10, 2024, of the Walnut Street Bridge in Slatington. (Courtesy Lehigh County)
Drivers will be detoured onto Church or Main streets following the closure Monday, June 10, 2024, of the Walnut Street Bridge in Slatington. (Courtesy Lehigh County)

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