Pedestrian Bridge Over #NewtownPA Creek May Be Back On The Table | Newtown News of Interest |

After being sidetracked by the pandemic, plans to build a pedestrian footbridge connecting Newtown Borough and Newtown Township over the Newtown Creek are back on track.

At the Dec. 7 board of supervisors meeting, Supervisor Phil Calabro reported that the proposal is back on the table and beginning to pick up steam again.

“I had a meeting with Mike Sellers representing the Newtown Creek Coalition and he wanted me to bring it to the board’s attention and have it discussed again,” said Calabro.

“The good news is most of the cost of the bridge and the construction of it will be covered under grants and the only cost to us would be an engineering study, which would be a 50/50 split between the borough and the township. We’d be talking about maybe a $10,000 cost.”

In November 2019, just four months before the pandemic, the supervisors approved a resolution supporting the concept and working with the borough and the creek coalition to explore the feasibility of the project.


The proposed new span has been included in Newtown Borough's updated comprehensive plan, which is scheduled for a final vote.


In addition, another new span is in the works, this one proposed as part of the Steeple View redevelopment project. That bridge would provide a pedestrian crossing between the borough and Carl Sedia Park in Newtown Township.