The replacement of a nearly 150-year-old bridge over the Quittapahilla Creek is now open for traffic.

Work on the project began in late May. The $1.3 million project was handled by Lobar Site Development of Dillsburg.

Now only some finishing work remains.

The bridge, located on Syner Road between Old Forge Road in North Londonderry Township and Laurel Grove Road in North Annville Township, lies directly between the townships. The previous three-span, 64-foot-long stone masonry arch bridge dated to 1880, according to PennDOT, but the transportation authority deemed the structure unrepairable despite efforts by nearby residents who wanted to see it remain, even if joined by another new structure.

The original bridge, now gone. (Google Maps)

The new bridge is a two-span, two-lane precast concrete arch bridge.


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