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February 14, 2013

Demolition puts bridge girders into Neshannock

NEW CASTLE — The demolition of the Mill Street Bridge took a big twist Wednesday.

Actually, the entire steel girder support system of the span twisted as it was collapsed into the Neshannock Creek.

After the metal work settled, crews from Clearwater Construction began to cut up the girders, as part of the process of making way for a new bridge at the same location.

Although the span is owned by Lawrence County, state and federal dollars are being used for the replacement project, which began late last month, closing a major artery in downtown New Castle.

Once demolition is complete and the debris removed, work will begin on erecting the new span, which will have walls designed to blend with the nearby Riverwalk Park.

The new bridge is scheduled to open at the end of this year.

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