Board ap­proves In­ver­ness Lane Bridge re­con­struc­tion

The Globe - - POLICEREPORTS - By Caitlin Burns

5HsiGHnWs in LRwHr 0RrHODnG wiOO sRRn EH DEOH WR usH ,nvHrnHss LDnH BriGJH. ThH LRwHr More­land Board of Com­mis­sion­ers ap­proved the bid for re­con­struc­tion of the bridge from LRIWus CRn­sWruFWiRn,,nF. in Cin­nDPin­sRn, N.J., dur­ing its May 15 board meet­ing.

LRIWus wDs WhH RnOy FRPSDny WR EiG for the re­con­struc­tion pro­ject. Town­ship Man­ager Christopher Hoff­man sDiG LRIWus HsWiPDWHs FRn­sWruFWiRn wiOO start June 3 and hopes to have it com­pleted by the sec­ond or third week of Au­gust.

The cost of the bridge is $500,000, but Hoff­man as­sured the board that 100 per­cent of the re­con­struc­tion costs would be cov­ered by the Fed­eral Emer­gency Man- age­ment Agency and Penn­syl­va­nia Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency Pub­lic As­sis­tance pro­gram.

The re­con­struc­tion was orig­i­nally planned to be­gin in April, but dur­ing the March board meet­ing Hoff­man told com­mis­sion­ers PEMA rep­re­sen­ta­tives and the town­ship’s trans­porta­tion en­gi­neer and SODn­ninJ firP, 0F0DhRn $ssRFiDWHs, hDG con­cerns about whether the re­con­struc- WiRn RI ,nvHrnHss LDnH BriGJH wRuOG EH fully cov­ered by the grant. While all grant funds came through, the pro­ject was re­quired to be re­bid.

The bridge has been closed since April 2011 due to dam­age by Trop­i­cal Storm LHH. ,n WhH suPPHr RI 2012, WhH WRwn­shiS wDs nRWi­fiHG iW hDG EHHn DSSrRvHG WR rH­ceive the FEMA and PEMA funds to re­con­struct the bridge.

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