SOLEBURY, PA – The Centre Bridge-Stockton Toll-Supported Bridge’s staircase to the Delaware Canal towpath (PA side) is scheduled to be inaccessible for 96 consecutive hours between early Monday and early Friday next week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.
The staircase needs to be closed from 7 a.m. Monday, June 14, to 7 a.m. Friday, June 18, so a new epoxy coating can be applied to its bottom concrete steps. The epoxy has a long drying/curing time, accounting for the extended shutdown of public access. As with any construction project of this nature, the scheduled closure is subject to change due to weather, emergencies and other considerations.
The staircase is a frequently used by bicyclists and pedestrians as a connection between the bridge’s pedestrian walkway and the canal towpath below the bridge’s Pennsylvania abutment. The Commission is urging bicyclists and pedestrians travel to plan alternate routes while the staircase is out of service.
Delaware River connection points between Pennsylvania’s Delaware Canal towpath and New Jersey’s Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath are the Lumberville-Raven Rock Toll-Supported Pedestrian Bridge to the north and the New Hope-Lambertville Toll-Supported Bridge’s walkway to the south.
The Centre Bridge-Stockton Bridge connects the Centre Bridge section of Solebury Township, PA. with the Borough of Stockton, N.J. The 94-year-old steel Warren-truss bridge carried an average of 4,500 vehicles per day in 2020.