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Pa. bridges worst in the country

August 29, 2013

Photo by Joseph Bell – Eric Bridges, center, executive director of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, speaks Tuesday alongside June H. Sorg, left, secretary/treasurer and Elk County commissioner, and Daniel R. Freeburg, vice chairman and Elk County commissioner.

Barry J. Schoch, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation [PennDOT] announced last week that officials will implement or expand weight restrictions to roughly 1,000 structurally deficient bridges statewide in an effort to guarantee bridge safety and preserve the aging bridge system.

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