Work is expected to start next week to remove the S. Perry St. bridge over Oil Creek in the City of Titusville, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Monday.

The streel truss bridge was built in 1900 and closed in 2017 after an inspection uncovered damage. The bridge was found to be redundant because of its proximity to the Route 8 bridge.

Preparation work for the demolition will start Aug. 22, weather-permitting.

The work will include removing the bridge deck, moving the truss to landing area near the intersection of S. Perry St. and St. John Str., and dismantling and recycling the steel parts of the bridge.

S. Perry St. and St. John St. will be closed to through traffic. The project will require a truck detour Sept. 6-12 using Route 8, Route 227, and Route 27.

Francis J. Palo, Inc., of Clarion, was awarded the $237,008 contract, which will be paid using federal funds.