Two York County bridges to be replaced in statewide project

Two York County bridges will be replaced starting in February as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.

The statewide initiative plans to replace 558 bridges in an effort to address the state's approximately 4,500 structurally deficient bridges, according to the project website.

Fifteen bridges are slated for replacement in York County, and six of those projects have been completed, the website shows.

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Construction was to begin the week of Feb. 5 for the New Bridgeville Road (Route 425) bridge crossing Fishing Creek in Chanceford and Lower Windsor townships, according to a news release.

Drivers will be rerouted to Richmond and Burkholder roads until the work is complete, which is expected to be in late April.

Work on the Tollgate Road (Route 3071) bridge spanning the south branch of Conewago Creek in West Manheim Township will start the week of Feb. 19, and construction is expected to wrap up in May, the release states.

A detour will run along Shorbs Hill Road (Route 94) and Impounding Dam Road.

Schedules are subject to change in the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities.

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Rapid Bridge Replacement Project: The project, a public-private partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, will allow for quicker replacement of the state's bridges, save money and minimize impact on motorists, according to the release.

Plenary Walsh officials say the joint-venture partnership of Walsh/Granite will lead construction for the project, and Plenary will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges for 25 years.

To see a list of bridges included in the project by county, or to find out more information about the project, visit