A temporary crossing for Route 6 traffic over Baskins Run in Wayne Township, Erie County, has opened, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Tuesday.

The 28-foot-wide, temporary roadway was built just south of the closed bridge near Corry Auto Dealers Exchange.

It can handle the car and truck traffic that typically uses Route 6 and will remain in place until the permanent bridge can reopen.

Work on the temporary crossing started June 21 and was completed by IA Construction, of Franklin. State emergency funds covered the $854,322.25 project, which included tree removals, utility relocation, pipe placement and roadway construction.

The bridge was closed May 22 after it suffered severe foundation damage from the weather.

PennDOT examined the bridge and determined repairing it was the best course of action.

IA Construction was awarded the contract for the emergency bridge repairs and will start the work soon.