Lancaster County Takes a Giant Leap Forward in Bridge Preservation

Lancaster County

LANCASTER, PA — On Wednesday, March 8th, the Lancaster County Commissioners unanimously approved the General Services Department seeking design proposals for two bridge repairs. This marks a significant milestone for the county as it begins the transition from replacing bridges around the county to maintaining them.

The Bridge Capital Improvement Plan was created to upgrade County owned bridges that were listed as structurally deficient. The Plan has been successful, and to date, only one bridge remains to be completely replaced.

Moving forward, the County stated that it will continue to evaluate bridges across the county and identify maintenance needs such as superstructure replacements, deck replacements, scouring and painting, or any other preservation items. Once a maintenance project is identified, General Services will request a design proposal for the repairs and then put the construction out to bid.

“Moving into maintenance mode for our bridges is an exciting marker for Lancaster County,” Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Ray D’Agostino said “Evaluating our bridges and addressing their repair needs when they arise ultimately is safer and saves taxpayer dollars. The Board is grateful for everyone who had a hand in our Bridge Capital Improvement Plan”.

Additional information on the Bridge Capital Improvement Plan can be found on the county’s website at https://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/1524/Bridge-Capital-Improvement-Plan.

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