Posted by Real-Time News.

The construction area has been the site of a handful of similar accidents since the project began in early May.

A female driver was injured Sunday morning when she lost control of her red pickup truck and struck a temporary barrier installed as part of the Route 33 bridge replacement project.

The woman at 10:22 a.m. struck the barrier installed along Route 33 south near Route 22 in Bethlehem Township, according to a witness at the crash scene.

The woman was the sole occupant in the vehicle and was taken to a nearby hospital with undisclosed injuries. Traffic was backed up for a short while as crews cleared debris from the scene and re-opened by about 11 a.m.

Bethlehem Township police could not immediately be reached for more information.

Rt. 33 bridge replacement project begins this week

The bridge replacement project began in last month and already has been the scene of a handful of accidents.

There was a reported crash in the same construction area just after 8:30 a.m. Thursday involving a car and landscape truck with a trailer. A witness reported both drivers escaped serious injuries in that accident.

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The bridge project is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation‘s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. A construction joint venture called Walsh/Granite will be replacing the bridge, one of many in Northampton County declared structurally deficient, the news release said. There are 558 bridges in the rapid replacement project.

The work is expected to be complete in late December, the company had said.

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