- Associated Press - Saturday, February 14, 2015

WEBSTER, Pa. (AP) - Crews have begun to dismantle the approaches to a century-old western Pennsylvania bridge in preparation for demolition this summer.

The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (https://bit.ly/1yD6IKj ) reports that workers used heavy equipment Thursday to demolish the Webster approach to the 107-year-old span named for former Lt. Gov. Ernest Kline.

The bridge, also known as the Donora-Webster bridge, carries route 837 over the Monongahela River between Donora in Washington County and Webster in Westmoreland County’s Rostraver Township.

Crews will next demolish the approach on the Donora side in preparation for implosion of the main spans in August.

The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of the way it was constructed with pins joining its steel beams, but transportation officials say its traffic has been decreasing since the 1960s.


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

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