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Tell PennDOT to save the historic Headquarters Road Bridge

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Tell your federal and state lawmakers to stop PennDOT from destroying the historic Headquarters Road Bridge and damaging an Exceptional Value stream.

PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration have submitted a Draft Memorandum of Agreement for the Headquarters Road Bridge project in Tinicum Township, Bucks County to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), the federal agency charged with protecting our nation’s historic resources.

PennDOT and the FHWA plan to demolish the historic Bridge and replace it with a modern two-lane cement bridge. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing resource to the Ridge Valley Rural Historic District.

Preservationists and many local residents oppose the replacement and experts have testified the bridge can be repaired to accommodate all of the community’s needs including emergency vehicles. 

PennDOT’s replacement plan will also inflict damage on the exceptional value Tinicum Creek, a tributary to the Delaware River. Delaware Riverkeeper Network staff and other experts have reviewed PennDOT’s plans and concluded that replacing the current structure will result in sediments being washed downstream and other significant degradation.  PennDOT’s replacement project could also alter the course of the Tinicum Creek through nearby properties.

With one simple click you can send a message now to Pennsylvania Senators Casey and Toomey, and your federal and state representatives asking them to call on PennDOT to conduct a complete environmental impact study for this project.


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