York, Cumberland counties close bridge for repairs


The Slate Hill Road Bridge in Cumberland County closed Tuesday, Sept. 26, because of deterioration detected in a recent inspection.

York County coordinated with Cumberland County to close the bridge, which crosses the Yellow Breeches Creek through Fairview and Lower Allen townships in Cumberland County.

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The inspection revealed "considerable deterioration" to piers and arch rings on the bridge, according to a York County news release.

Slate Hill Road Bridge was built before 1900 and has an average daily traffic volume of more than 1,500 vehicles.

York and Cumberland counties, which jointly own the bridge, plan to announce a schedule for the bridge's reopening after assessing repair options. The counties are working with Fairview and Lower Allen townships to discuss possible long-term improvements.

Inspections are performed every six months to ensure safety for motorists.