Tuesday, May 2, 2017

After 20 plus years and Media Borough Council being found in contempt of court, noticeable changes are about to begin on the long journey to repair the 3rd Street Bridge.



After 20 plus years and Media Borough Council being found in contempt of court, noticeable changes are about to begin on the long journey to repair the 3rd Street Bridge.  This week an announcement was made that deconstruction of the dam will begin May 15th.  This will be the first phase, with a second phase expected perhaps in the next year which will include construction of a new dam and a two-lane roadway.

During this construction, Third Street will be impassable to pedestrian traffic.


Here's an archived photo from 2015 illustrating the communities displeasure with the whole ordeal.

10 comments:

  1. This all seems so sudden!

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  2. Does anyone know how Lisa Johnson and Amy Johnson voted on this bridge? Were they for or against?

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    1. They weren' t on the bridge when they voted.

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  3. Heres an article from 2012 but it doesn't guve the exact vote. It does mention 2 council members who opposed. http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/mediatowntalk/news/media-borough-council-votes-to-reconstruct-third-street-dam-bridge/article_bbb8a8b7-7de4-5a61-b02e-3d2b19deba5e.html

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  4. Same people who bitch about the bridge are complaining about traffic on Balt pike..partly caused by lack of bridge

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  5. Finally , after 21 years!

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  6. If you think this is settled you probably believe in God or some other magical being.

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  7. Bridge the gap

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  8. Clearly, this is not a two-part project. The DEP is breaching the dam because construction hasn't moved forward and time is finally up. Permits will not be issued and budget for a dam until all parties sign on to the "Emergency Action Plan", which none of the parties are willing to do. IF that were accomplished, PADOT would need to prioritize this project ahead of the many others that they are already behind on. Then another round of lawsuits would begin....

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