SCUDDER FALLS – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today announced that it has posted a new video that capsulizes the award-winning Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project’s five-year construction process.
The video is called The Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project Story and explains the project’s genesis and execution in a little more than 12 minutes. It may be viewed on the Commission’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf6tZ8PcFgE.
The video includes footage of the former bridge’s traffic congestion issues, informational open houses the Commission held prior to construction, and early project preparations with the now-demolished former Scudder Falls Bridge in the background. The video has musical accompaniment and excerpts of interviews with key figures who led the project, which was carried out between April 2017 and October 2022.
Individuals appearing in the film include engineers, project managers, and executives of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, which owns and operates the resulting marquee project element — the dual-structure Scudder Falls Toll Bridge, which carries I-295 across the Delaware River between Ewing, N.J. and Lower Makefield, PA. The video also includes footage from the ribbon-cutting of the bridge’s shared-use walkway in November 2022 and ninth-generation Scudder-family descendant Anne Scudder Smith cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
The video was produced by Stokes Creative Group, a subconsultant to the bridge’s designers, Michael Baker International, Inc.
A prior video highlighting the project’s major regional transportation improvements was posted earlier this year and can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tmjapDzPNQ. A unique aspect of this film is comparison footage of the former bridge carrying traffic during project construction and the new replacement bridge in service after the project reached its substantial completion milestone in late 2021.
The project achieved final completion on October 31, 2022.