What turned into the Mighty Codorus Creek was not enough to cause any significant problems with the Route 116 bridge construction project on the edge of Spring Grove.
Mike Crochunis, a spokesman with the state Department of Transportation, said although the water level rose on that stretch of road, known in the borough as Main Street, there hasn't been any reported damage to the construction zone.
The project will replace a structurally deficient 90-year-old bridge. The bridge, which was demolished around May, joins Spring Grove and Jackson Township beside the Glatfelter paper mill. Construction of the new bridge will last until around March, with no delays expected at this time because of the storm, Crochunis said.
The surge of floodwater did attract many curious photo takers Tuesday afternoon, but it did not appear to destroy any equipment. Bridge supports could be seen poking out of the much-higher creek.
Detours each way weren't affected by Hurricane Sandy for more than a few hours Monday, Crochunis said, so drivers shouldn't have any issues.
"We should at this point be out of the water," Crochunis said of further road closures.
Eastbound motorists are taking Lehman Road to Stoverstown Road/Salem Road toward New Salem and then Route 616 to Route 30.
Westbound motorists are detoured to Hanover Street/Menges Mills Road/Old Hanover Road to Jacobs Mills Road before getting back onto Route 116.
A private access road for Glatfelter near the bridge was flooded, but workers were still able to use a private bridge to cross the creek.
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