From staff reports
Work is expected to start next week on a project to remove the South Perry Street bridge over Oil Creek in Titusville.
The streel truss bridge was built in 1900 and closed in 2017 after an inspection uncovered damage to the structure, which is owned by Crawford County.
It was determined the bridge was redundant due to its proximity to the Route 8 bridge. The county elected to have the bridge removed and not replaced.
Preparation work for the demolition of the bridge will start Monday, weather permitting.
South Perry Street and St. John Street will be closed to traffic, and work will require a truck detour starting Sept. 6. It will be posted using Route 8, Route 227 and Route 27 and is expected to be in place until Sept. 12.
The contractor for the project is Francis J. Palo of Clarion. The contract cost is $237,008, which is to be paid with federal funds.
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