"I went to Pennsylvania to see this historic bridge and all I got was this stupid marker"
........This is pretty much the logic I'm running with concerning PennDOT. Before long they will have few if any historic bridges, but plenty of nice tombstones.....uhhh markers.
The PennDOT bid posting for this bridge says the cost to demolish (and not replace) this historic bridge will be in the $500,000 to $1,000,000 range. With so much money apparently floating around, I find myself wondering why some can't be spent to restore historic bridges.
PennDOT, having so much money that it doesn't know what to do with it all (and apparently having eliminated repaving roads and rehabilitating historic bridges from spending possibilities), is choosing to exhaust some taxpayer dollars on reducing an 1876 multi-span stone arch bridge to a pile of rubble. No replacement. No improvement of any kind. Just spending money to destroy history.
Let: 06/23/2011 11:00:00 AM
Anticipated NTP: 08/22/2011
Required Completion: 06/30/2013