Upper Mount Bethel Township. Wednesday, December 13, 2006. The Heiden Road bridge over Jacoby Creek in Upper Mount Bethel Township re-opened to traffic Wednesday morning, more than two years after it was washed away when the remnants of Hurricane Ivan flooded the area in September 2004. The new bridge is a bit longer and wider than the old one. It cost about 68,000, with about 33,000 coming from state and federal disaster aid. Northampton County, which owns the bridge, paid the remainder. The re-opening means area residents and emergency vehicles will no longer have to make about a three mile detour. Professional Construction Contractors of Bethlehem built the bridge, with engineering by Keller Consulting Engineers of Nazareth.
PETE SHAHEEN / THE MORNING CALL