Danville, PA, November 19, 2012 - Montour County's commissioners are working toward getting the county's Old Keefers Mill Covered Bridge repaired.
The 75-foot bridge, built in 1853 to cross the Chillisquaque Creek using the Burr Arch Truss, was damaged during Tropical Storm Lee in September, 2011. It is estimated that $300,000 is required,having sustained major superstructure and abutment damage.
The commissioners will borrow money to repair the bridge and then be reimbursed for the work through the Pennsylvania Transportation Infrastructure Bank.
The local share is estimated at $46,875. The county can use money from its tourism fund and state liquid fuels fund to help pay for repairs to the span.
For the story, go to: http://dailyitem.com/panews/x1951900281/Covered-bridge-in-Montour-County-needs-300-000-repair.
[This item forwarded by Joyce Soroka/Jim Smedley/James Crouse - Ed.]