As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 7/21/17 the Berks County commissioners Thursday finalized a contribution to help rehabilitate this bridge.The county will provide $259,925 to the about $650,000 project for this bridge.This decision was made to ensure that heavy trash-hauling trucks can continue to access the Western Berks landfill.Me personally,i don't care if they never fix this bridge because nobody lives on Poplar Neck Road and i hate landfills.They serve no purpose and mostly everything that goes into them can be recycled.If people think i'm lying,i'm not.I actually worked in a landfill.That's my opinion on this bridge.
As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 7/9/17 the Cumru Township Commissioners will be holding a special meeting on Monday,July 10,2017 at 5:30 p.m. to consider bids for repair of this bridge.Sort of short notice,wouldn't you say?
As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 7/3/17 the Cumru Township Board of Commissioners will be holding a special meeting on Thursday,July 6,2017 at 6:00 p.m. to consider bids for repair of the Poplar Neck Bridge over the Schuylkill River.
As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 5/19/17 Cumru Township Commissioners are requesting sealed bids for the services required for the repair of this bridge.Major work items Include(approximate quantities):Maintenance and protection of traffic during construction(LS),bridge debris containment system(LS),access and rigging(LS),milling of bituminous pavement surface(1,852 SY),concrete beam and deck repair(813 SF),seal cracks in concrete by epoxy injection(69 lF),replace existing deck drains(68 EA),replace existing deck joints(220 LF),apply protective coating for reinforced concrete surfaces(1,757 SY),install membrane waterproofing system on bridge deck(1467 SY),approach roadway excavation(52 CY),install 18" reinforced concrete pipe(40 LF),install type D-E endwall(1 EA),reset guiderail(63 LF),place R-4 rock protection(20 CY),and construction of bituminous pavement surface(1,852 SY).
here is the latest information i have gotten from the reading eagle dated 12-14-14.according to the paper this span will be repaired not replaced.total costs can run up to almost half a million dollars.this bridge is essential for the businesses on the far side of the bridge.when i get more information on this bridge and what will be done i will print it here.