- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

AIRVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania highway officials hope to soon reopen a part of a bridge over the Susquehanna River that’s been closed since an 8-foot-long crack was discovered in a steel girder.

The York Daily Record/Sunday News reported Friday (https://bit.ly/1JX6KC5 ) that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plans to open part of the Route 372 bridge next week.

It’s been nearly two weeks since the structure, known as the Norman Wood Bridge, was closed. It was handling about 4,300 vehicles per day.

Officials say they expect to open it to one lane of traffic, allowing use by Amish buggies and passenger vehicles that weigh less than 5 tons.

The 1968 bridge is the only way for vehicles to cross the Susquehanna in a 40-mile stretch between Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, and the Conowingo Dam in Maryland.


Information from: York Daily Record, https://www.ydr.com

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