- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

JEFFERSON, Pa. (AP) - Repairing a historic southwestern Pennsylvania bridge has been delayed by efforts to salvage and re-use some parts in order to save about $30,000.

Buccaneer Enterprises Inc. of West Virginia has paid nearly $400,000 in repair costs of the Pollocks Mills Bridge. Greene County is paying the rest.

The bridge partially collapsed when a 16.5-ton Buccaneer water tanker tried to cross the bridge, which has a 4-ton weight limit, in September 2014. The driver was also fined more than $10,000 for exceeding the weight limit and disregarding a traffic signal.

Reconstruction began in September and was expected to last a couple months.

But the (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1NJr6ab ) says efforts to cut costs could push completion until January.

The 137-year-old bridge spanning Ten Mile Creek is one of the oldest metal truss bridges in Pennsylvania.


Information from: Observer-Reporter, http://www.observer-reporter.com



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