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121-Year-Old Falls Bridge is Closed to Traffic Until April 1

If Falls Bridge is part of your regular commute, you're going to have to find another route for a few months. The steel, Pratt truss bridge that spans the Schuylkill River is undergoing repairs until April 1, which means drivers will have to use City Avenue bridges instead. While that's bound to be a headache for both drivers and residents of East Falls, the repairs are much needed for the bridge, which was built in the late 1890s. It'll be fit with special brackets to strengthen steel beams beneath the road's surface. But while no drivers are allowed on it during repairs, a sidewalk will still be open for pedestrians to walk, jog, or bike across the popular running route.

· Falls Bridge closure begins Monday for repairs [6ABC]