Piers below 495 bridge to be replaced
By Amy Cherry

Updated Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 1:30pm

Drivers rejoice after 495 SB reopened ahead of schedule followed by the northbound side a few weeks later. (WDEL/Amy Cherry)
Construction crews will begin dismantling four piers below the I-495 bridge.

DelDOT says the columns can no longer support the weight of the bridge now that it rests on a newer and stronger subsurface foundation that's topped with temporary steel towers and header beams.

New columns will be erected in place of the old columns.

DelDOT is not anticipating any lane closures or shutdowns due to this work.

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