Bridge drives a wedge between towns on either side of Schuylkill

    Instead of bringing North Coventry and Pottstown together, the Keim Street Bridge is currently at the center of their dispute.

    The bridge closed in October, and now the two municipalities have different ideas about what to do with it.

    Pottstown, in Montgomery County, is considering investing in other highway projects instead of rebuilding the bridge. Not only has Chester County’s North Coventry Township not considered this, the Daily Local News reports supervisors there weren’t aware of Pottstown’s potential change in plans.

    Chester County owns a third of the bridge, and was prepared to pay that much in rebuilding costs, but Monto is now instead looking at extending Keystone Boulevard to reach the new Stowe exit on Route 422 via Glasgow Street or Old Reading Pike.

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    Montco county commissioners decided at their Wednesday meeting to hold off on voting to authorize a $247,992 supplemental engineering agreement for the bridge project.

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