Traveling from Horsham Township to Montgomery Township will get easier starting today with the long-awaited reopening of the Limekiln Pike bridge.
PennDOT will hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. today for the recently restored stone arch bridge over Little Neshaminy Creek in Horsham and Montgomery townships. The $987,617 project began in May. As of Thursday afternoon, crews were still working on the structure and closures were still in place.
The circa 1838 bridge had been restricted to one southbound lane since May 2010. During the recent construction, both lanes were closed and detours were put in place.
Pat Kohler, owner of Kohler Farms, which is located about a half mile south of the bridge in Horsham, said previously that the bridge’s restriction had caused her to lose a significant amount of business and worried that her family-owned farm might have to close.
On Friday, good news of the bridge's opening were apparent at the farm market, which displayed a sign for a "bridge opening party" and free ice cream on Saturday.