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Troubles continue on Race St. bridge

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. Special to The Press in Local News

It was reported the Race Street bridge would reopen June 4 after more than two years of construction. However, plans changed following a final inspection of the construction work.

“There was a snag that developed,” Catasauqua Borough Council President Vincent Smith said.

According to Councilwoman Deb Mellish, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation inspected the bridge only to discover construction irregularities that caused a failed inspection.

Borough Manager Steven Travers was unavailable for comment.

According to Mellish, the bridge may be open within two weeks.

Council voted unanimously at the June 1 council meeting to send PennDOT a letter of complaint regarding the delays and lack of communication with council. Completion was expected about a year ago.