New Crum Creek Viaduct Saves SEPTA’s Media/Elwyn Line


Photo courtesy of Jim Melwert, CBS Philly.

The worn-out, 121-year-old Crum Creek Viaduct that threatened to shut down SEPTA’s Media/Elwyn Line now has a whole new life to live.

SEPTA last month finished its $89.9 million project to build a 100-year steel and concrete replacement of the Crum Creek Viaduct, thanks to 2013’s “decade of investment” through the Transportation Funding Act.

“The completion of the Crum Creek Viaduct Replacement Project is an important milestone for SEPTA,” Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon Sr. said in a Railway Track & Structures report by Mischa Wanek-Libman. “Thanks to dedicated state funding from Act 89, we were able to address a critical need and continue to advance improvements for our customers.”

The project halted SEPTA service on the line for 11 weeks, though “a significant amount of critical infrastructure improvements and system maintenance” was performed in other places during that time.

Read more about the new Crum Creek Viaduct in Railway Track & Structures here, and check out previous DELCO Today coverage of SEPTA here.

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