Work begins on 2 York County bridges

Sean Philip Cotter

State Department of Transportation crews are undertaking major repair work on two York County bridges.

On Tuesday, crews closed the bridge that carries Indian Rock Dam Road, which is also known as Route 182, over one of the branches of Codorus Creek about a mile west of the Leader Heights area, just west of Imperial Drive, according to a news release from the organization.

PennDOT contracted the Dillsburg-based Lobar Site Development Corp. to replace the bridge for about $788,000, the release states. The department said the York Township bridge, which was built in 1930, has been deemed structurally deficient.


The bridge, which sees about 1,600 vehicles crossing it per day when it's open, will be closed until around the start of October, the release states.

Beginning Sunday night, April 10, PennDOT crews will be working on the bridge that carries Route 15 over Yellow Breeches Creek and railroad tracks near the Cumberland County line, according to another news release.

That bridge is not closed, but at night it may be restricted to one lane in either or both directions as crews do work on the bridge deck between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., PennDOT says.

The release says 36,000 vehicles travel over the bridge every day.

In October 2014, that bridge was dedicated for World War II fighter pilot Lt. Glenn Bowers, a York native who flew combat missions as part of the "Black Sheep" squadron, which gained fame in the 1970s TV series "Baa Baa Black Sheep."

The Butler County-based Advantage Steel and Construction was awarded the $1.5 million contract.

— Reach Sean Cotter or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.