File:Bridge in Albany Township Oct 09.jpg
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As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 8/10/17 a work crew began pouring a concrete deck on this bridge.The former earthen deck on the stone bridge is being replaced by a concrete roadway over Ontelaunee Creek near the historic village of Trexler.PennDOT is working on a $1.1 million restoration of the 19th century bridge,one of only 4 triple-arch structures that remain in Berks County.Trucks pumped concrete through a large boom capable of reaching from one side of the creek to the other.The picture in the paper shows this boom and what they are doing.Amazing.Earlier,workmen from J.D.Eckman inc. of Atglen,Chester County,shored up the arches and removed the stone walls lining the roadway.PennDOT spokesman Sean Brown said the age and condition of the bridge warrant extensive renovations.A date marker in the stonework indicates the bridge was built in 1841,when Martin Van Buren was president.The project is expected to be completed in November.I remember posting on Bridgehunters about a stone arch bridge in Berks County and the stone walls being removed and then put back as they were originally were.Not sure if it was this one.Hopefully they put the stone walls back.