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PennDOT Begins New Bridge Projects

MORELAND TOWNSHIP — PennDOT plans to use $20 million this year to repair roads and bridges in Lycoming County.  Work began Monday on several of those brid...
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MORELAND TOWNSHIP -- PennDOT plans to use $20 million this year to repair roads and bridges in Lycoming County.  Work began Monday on several of those bridge projects.

Steel posts have held up a truss bridge above Little Muncy Creek near Muncy for over a century. Now a PennDOT contractor has begun to pull the bridge apart.

"This bridge is going to be replaced with a new truss bridge," said David Wise.

Project manager David Wise says the project will cost $1.5 million.

"This bridge was a structurally deficient bridge and that's kind of a key thing right now. This project will remove one more from the list,” said Wise.

The bridge is in a rural area, so workers say it's not going to affect too many drivers. As for some of their other projects, they say drivers will just have to use the detour.

"I remember now that they said Monday they are going to work on the roads, but I had no idea that they were going to detour right here," said Christine Haag.

Detour signs direct traffic around a closed bridge in Duboistown. It’s one of the other bridge projects that just got underway in Lycoming County.

"I wasn't looking from way back, so when I got up here I went, ‘Whoa! I better put the brakes on,'" said Haag.

"I think it will just take them a couple of days to get them into the know,” said Cindy Dunkleberger.

Cindy Dunkleberger owns the Duboistown Cafe near the closed bridge. She doesn't expect the project to slow sales because the detour is just a few blocks.