The County of Lancaster opened the Pequea 6 Bridge on Ronks Road in East Lampeter and Strasburg Townships.
County Commissioners Josh Parsons, Ray D’Agostino, and Craig Lehman formally opened the bridge with a ribbon-cutting ceremony surrounded by neighbors, contractors, engineers, elected officials, and township representatives.
“Updating our local infrastructure to keep our entire community – rural, urban, and suburban – in great shape for many years to come is one of our most important goals,” Parsons said.
The new concrete beam bridge on Ronks Road replaced the structurally deficient bridge over the Pequea Creek. This is one of the most heavily traveled bridges in Lancaster County’s inventory. The new bridge was designed by Lancaster based RETTEW Associates, Inc. to blend into its unique surroundings and provide service for the next 100 years.
“This bridge represents a focused effort by the County through our Bridge Capital Improvement Program to tackle the County’s structurally deficient transportation infrastructure,” Lehman said.
Construction began in April 2021 on the $2M project and was supported by federal and state funding, as well as Pennsylvania’s Municipal Liquid Fuels Program. No County general funds were used to pay for the project. Construction took place over the past eight months, managed by Susquehanna Valley Construction Corporation, based in New Cumberland, PA.
“We want to make sure residents and business owners know we’re carefully planning the funding and investment of each project as we continue to update bridges all over the county,” D’Agostino said.