Two parallel roads, feet away, would cost no extra time or money to use, and provide a safe detour until work by the DCNR starts next year. David Hansel, Director of Operations for NH-S Schools, determines which streets buses travel upon, and could change the route with a snap of his fingers, but won't. His phone number 215-862-8183.
If the pictures concern you, ask the school administration if they visited the bridge and and can guarantee it's safe for your kids. Superintendent Ray Bocutti's phone is 215-862-5372 ext. 6226, if you want to go to the top and he's not traveling.
If you can, go take a look for yourself. The open sidewalk isn't even safe anymore.
The engineers seem gagged, the State won't respond to the photos below, and the NH-S Administration has expressed no concern or interest so far over the level of risk to our children.
Decide for yourself.
Me? I'm driving my kid to school for now.
|School bus maneuvers around seemingly stunned and stopped car carrier on Ferry St. bridge in New Hope, PA.|
|One of two completely corroded supports beneath the wheels of the bus.|
|Broken roadbed. The PA DCNR admits the roadbed is "rusting".|
|Support, or lack thereof, under still-open sidewalk. The DCNR didn't know about this when asked.|
|Main supporting beam under school bus pictured above.|
|Another primary supporting beam.|