PennDOT to reopen part of Norman Wood Bridge on Friday

HOLTWOOD, Pa. (WHTM) – PennDOT will reopen part of the Norman Wood Bridge on Friday afternoon.

The bridge that carries Route 372 over the Susquehanna River between southern Lancaster and York counties was closed Sept. 28 when inspectors found an 8-foot crack in a steel girder.

PennDOT spokesman Greg Penny said engineers believe it’s safe to open one lane of traffic on the south side of the bridge while workers are repairing the girder on the north side.

Penny said temporary signals will control traffic. Vehicles will be limited to those less than five tons and eight feet wide.

The Norman Wood Bridge was handling about 4,300 vehicles a day.

It’s the only bridge across the river between Columbia and the Conowingo Dam in Maryland.

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