Ceremony set Thursday for OC bridge reopening

(By E. Curtis Hanna)
A community ceremony will be held Thursday to mark the reopening of the Center Street Bridge in Oil City.

The event, scheduled to begin at noon, is open to the public and will be held at King’s Park on the Main Street side of the bridge.

The bridge has been closed since late March to allow for rehabilitation work including extensive steel and concrete repairs, new asphalt roadway approaches, new concrete bridge approaches, concrete sidewalks and curbs, refurbished hand railings, traffic signal work, updated drainage, and landscaping and pavement markings.

Milling and the paving of Center Street was also part of the project.

Francis J. Palo Construction Co. of Clarion was contracted to complete the $1,983,543 project, which was paid for entirely with state money through Pennsylvania’s Act 89 transportation funding plan.