Seitzville Road bridge on the border of Springfield and Codorus townships to be repaired in the next few months; it was damaged by the flooding from Tropical Storm Lee in September


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The Seitzville Road bridge on the border of Springfield and Codorus townships has been closed since October when an inspection deemed it unsafe after the flooding in September from Tropical Storm Lee.

A reader asked me this week what the plan is for it.

It will be fixed, said Steven Malesker, senior project manager with C.S. Davidson, Inc.

York County, which owns the bridge, has been waiting for money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to come in to make the repairs.

“It’s significant repairs that need to be made,” Malesker said.

The bridge was undermined about 8 feet horizontally at one of the abutments, Malesker said. The repairs are estimated to cost between $50,000 and $60,000.

The county has obtained a permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection to make the repairs, Malesker said.

Officials plan to put the project out for bid soon, and the bridge should be back in service by September or October.

 

 

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2 Responses to Seitzville Road bridge on the border of Springfield and Codorus townships to be repaired in the next few months; it was damaged by the flooding from Tropical Storm Lee in September

  1. JT says:

    Very good news–might take some of the pressure off of Maple Street which has become one of the unofficial local detours around the Main Street Seven Valleys bridge replacement project.

    Too bad that FEMA takes nearly a year to release funds. Or that that County couldn’t go ahead with the project and then place the FEMA funding in whatever account had been drawn upon.

    One year from damage to repair seems more than a little slow.

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