By ROXANN MILLER
5:18 PM EST, January 18, 2013
Starting Monday, PennDOT will close the bridge on the Pa. 75 span over Licking Creek near Claylick for bridge repairs until the end of April.
Pa. 75 will be closed to through traffic between Pa. 995 and Shimpstown, according to a news release from PennDOT.
For the approximately three months that the bridge is closed, a detour will be in place that follows Pa. 16, Pa 416 and Pa. 995.
The existing two-span, steel I-beam bridge was built in 1947 and is classified as structurally deficient, PennDOT officials said in the release.
The Pa. 75 section, locally known as Ft. Loudon Road, averages more than 2,000 vehicles each day, PennDOT officials said.
The contract for $1,864,376 was awarded to Jay Fulkroad & Sons, Inc. of McAlisterville, Juniata County, and includes rehabilitation work, bridge beam and deck replacement on three structures in Franklin County: Pa. 75 over Licking Creek; Williamson Road over the Conochocheague Creek at the St. Thomas/Antrim Township Line; and Edgewood Road over the Conococheague Creek near Woodstock in Greene Township.
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