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Low bid awarded to build Pa. bridge

March 26, 2003|by STACEY DANZUSO

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Fort Littleton, Pa., construction company completing work on one Hamilton Township, Pa., bridge was recently awarded the contract to replace another area bridge.

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners accepted the low bid from George S. Hahn & Sons to rebuild the Rumler Road Bridge, also in Hamilton Township. Currently, the company is finishing up work on the Boyer Mill Road bridge.

The commissioners opened seven bids on the project earlier this month and Hahn's bid of $143,455.50 was the lowest.

The Rumler Road Bridge couldn't withstand a 1998 storm and washed away, officials said. Since then, the Hamilton Township Board of Supervisors helped put a temporary fix in place until a new structure could be built.

The original one-lane bridge dated back to the 1930s, and the new plans include widening the structure to two lanes with timber railings and a slight curve reminiscent of its predecessor.

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The bridge spans a small creek and is near the unincorporated area of Sandy Hook in the northern part of Hamilton Township.

Officials said construction could begin as soon as next month, and the builder will have four months to complete the bridge.

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