WAYNESBORO, Pa. — What is old could become new again in Waynesboro as town leaders work to replace a bridge using its original design.
Blueprints dated back to 1926 for Memorial Bridge are being adapted for 21st-century needs, including increased width, 5-foot sidewalks and improved safety measures.
The bridge on Pa. 16 is west of town near the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the borough line.
On Thursday morning, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials met with state Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, and representatives of Main Street Waynesboro Inc., Waynesboro Historical Society, the borough of Waynesboro and Washington Township.
“Everybody basically agreed it’s not going to look identical to what we have ... but it will have some of the same architectural themes.” Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said. “In the last couple years, we’ve come to acknowledge the need for things to be functional, but also attractive.”
The bridge was dedicated to World War I service members in the past. A plaque from that dedication later was moved to Memorial Park off East Fifth Street.