Midstate bridge over the Susquehanna River closed

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 29, 2015 3:38 AM

(Airville) --  One of the few bridges over the Susquehanna River in the midstate has been shut down because inspectors found a crack on a girder. 

PennDOT moved to indefinitely close the Norman Wood Bridge between York and Lancaster counties soon after the crack was detected on Monday afternoon. 

Spokesman Greg Penny says engineers are working to determine what repairs are needed before the department can call in a contractor to fix the structure. 

The two-lane, 21-span Norman Wood Bridge carries State Route 372 over the river in a rural, agricultural region.  

PennDOT says it gets about 4,300 vehicles a day. 

It's the only span over the Susquehanna in a 40-mile stretch between Wrightsville, York County and the Conowingo Dam in Maryland. It was built in 1968. 

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