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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bridge Update

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The West Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton bridge has been under construction for 13 months now, and it looks like a fall opening is right on schedule.

This is actually more than a construction project. It's a "reconstruction" project. The old arches couldn't be saved. Everything here is new.

It costs more than $5 million, and it appears to be money well spent. West Lackawanna Avenue is one of the gateways to downtown, and for many years, it looked awful.

I'm looking forward to the new bridge. You don't realize how oftern you use a street and a bridge, until it's closed. However, the detour wasn't that long. It's a minor nuisance, and it's almost over.