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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Andy's Angles: Bridge Work

The new Harrison Avenue Bridge in Scranton is beginning to take shape.

I have mixed feelings on this project.  The old bridge was a beauty.  The new one forced elimination of a park and the destruction of some homes.  It's a shame the old bridge was allowed to decay to the point it needed replacement, but even maintained structures have to be replaced eventually.

It would have been nice to see the new bridge in the exact location of the old, but that would have required separating the hill section from south side for years.  There are three hospitals in this part of Scranton, and a link had to be maintained.
The new bridge cost $ 20 million.  If all goes according to schedule, it will be open in July.