SEPTA's Norristown High Speed Line will resume normal service next Monday. Credit: Metro file photo
SEPTA will resume full service along its Norristown High Speed Line on Nov. 11, following a four-month project to repair the Bridgeport Viaduct.
The 3,175-foot single-track bridge has been closed since July 8, halting rail service between SEPTA's Bridgeport Station and the Norristown Transportation Center. The closure forced train riders to take shuttle buses between the two stops.
The viaduct carries trains over the Schuylkill River.
“The wellbeing of our customers and employees is our top priority,” said SEPTA general manager Joseph M. Casey. “We appreciate the patience of our riders during this fourth-month closure as we worked make the viaduct safe for travel. We also thank the Bridgeport community for their understanding during the construction period.”
The $7.6 million project, which included bridge timber and tie replacement and minor structural repairs to the 102-year old bridge, was completed by Railworks Track Systems of Sewell, N.J.