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The bridge over Kreutz Creek along Libhart Mill Road reopened to traffic Thursday after completion of a replacement project that closed the road back on April 25.

The state Department of Transportation said the bridge, originally constructed in 1930, had proved structurally deficient and needed to be replaced.

Libhart Mill Road, also known as Route 2008, carries an average of 533 vehicles daily, according to a PennDOT news release. The project, contracted to Kinsley Construction Inc. for more than $1.2 million, took more than four months to complete.

Two for one: Motorists now have at their disposal a two-lane, single-span bridge where before stood a two-span structure offering one lane in either direction, the release said.

In addition to the new bridge, the intersection at Owl Valley Road was realigned and a new box culvert installed as part of the project.

— Reach John Joyce at jjoyce2@yorkdispatch.comor on Twitter @JohnJoyceYD.

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