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Key bridge near I-83 to close after being struck by a vehicle

Matt Enright
York Dispatch

PennDOT will close the Route 74 bridge — near Exit 16 on Interstate 83 in York Township — for repairs after it was struck by a vehicle Thursday.

The bridge is expected to be closed at some time between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning to stabilize the damaged section. The closure is expected to remain through 6 a.m. on Monday morning, when it will be opened to one lane of traffic.

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According to PennDOT, the bridge was damaged when a vehicle struck a steel beam Thursday evening traveling northbound through I-83.

Once closed, motorists who wish to access southbound Route 74 from north of the closure should take southbound I-83 to Exit 14 (Route 182/Leader Heights) then take northbound I-83 back to Exit 16 and Route 74.

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For more information on major roadways, visit 511PA. Free and available 24 hours a day, the service provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to traffic cameras. It is also available through a smartphone app or by calling 5-1-1.

The bridge is shown in the map below, with the detour route outlined in orange.

The Route 74 bridge will be closed through at least 6 a.m. Monday for repairs. The detour is shown in orange on the map.

— Reach Matt Enright via email at menright@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @Matthew_Enright.