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PennDOT to close Pa. 16 bridge over Conocoheague Creek

Bridge is scheduled to be closed for seven months as construction crews replace bridge superstructure

April 09, 2011

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Staring Monday, PennDOT will close the Pa. 16 bridge over the west branch of Conococheague Creek between Mercersburg Borough and the Village of Welsh Run in Montgomery Township for repairs.

The 1941 bridge is scheduled to be closed for seven months as construction crews replace the bridge superstructure, according to a PennDOT news release.

A $865,451 contract was awarded to George S. Hann & Son Inc. of Fort Littleton, Pa., to demolish the bridge; replace the steel I-beams, bridge deck and parapets; construct the roadway approach; and install new guiderail, signs and new traffic lines, the release said.

PennDOT said that starting Monday, motorists traveling Pa. 16 east of Mercersburg will encounter a signed detour onto Pa. 416 and Pa. 995.

PennDOT expects work on the bridge to be completed and the road reopened to traffic before the end of November, according to the release.

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