PennDOT closes Norman Wood Bridge after failed inspection

HOLTWOOD, Pa. (WHTM) – PennDOT has closed the Norman Wood Bridge over the Susquehanna River because the 47-year-old structure failed an inspection.

Bridge inspectors on Monday found a crack in one of the steel girders, according to a PennDOT news release.

The bridge carries Route 372 over the river between southern Lancaster and York counties.

PennDOT spokesman Mike Crochunis said the bridge will stay closed indefinitely while engineers evaluate its condition and develop a plan to repair the beam.

The Route 462, or Veterans Memorial Bridge, and the Route 30, or Wrights Ferry Bridge are the nearest river crossings in Pennsylvania. Both span the Susquehanna between Wrightsville and Columbia.

Crochunis said the Norman Wood Bridge, built in 1968, carries an average of more than 4,300 vehicles daily.

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