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Norman Way Bridge Gone

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If you travel Glenwood Park Avenue or Norman Way in the city of Erie, you know that the detours have kicked in for the Norman Way bridge replacement project.  But you may not know, the old bridge is already gone.  This is what it looks like now.  Crews have demolished the bridge, leaving only the structural supports.

City engineers say the old bridge was severely deteriorated.   It will be replaced with what's called a box-beam bridge. The project costs one million dollars. State and federal funds will cover 95% of that expense, with the city of Erie handling the rest.

Shingledecker's Welding of Franklin is the contractor. The project is expected to take all summer to complete.  Weight restrictions prevented some trucks from traveling over the old bridge.  When the new one is ready for traffic in the fall, engineers say those restrictions won't be necessary.

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