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McLaughlin Run Bridge Now Open

The bridge is primarily used by Bridgeville and Upper St. Clair residents.

announced the McLaughlin Run Bridge is expected to reopen this afternoon after being closed for seven months.

The span that connects to Upper St. Clair has been under construction in the $800,000 rehabilitation project to widen the bridge and increase its weight capacity.

so crews could remove the single-lane bridge and replace it with a wider one that can sustain heavier traffic. It originally was supposed to reopen in September, but there were some early delays while crews relocated nearby utilities.

, which is connected by the bridge. The road is a major connecting point between Bridgeville and neighboring , although no major traffic problems were reported.

Will the reopening of the bridge help you in your travels? Tell us in the comments.

This article originally appeared on Chartiers Valley Patch.

Janet November 08, 2011 at 05:09 PM
It was closed when I moved here, so I have learned other ways to get to where I am going.
Becky Brindle November 08, 2011 at 06:03 PM
Well now you will have an additional option, so that's good!
Becky Brindle November 08, 2011 at 06:03 PM
And welcome to Upper St. Clair!

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