Help save the Pondtown Mill Bridge!

Pondtown Mill Bridge over Bermudian Creek

The Pondtown Mill Bridge, located on C.R. 01009 (at the junction of Quaker Church Road & Latimore Valley Road) in Latimore Township, is on the list of projects for work to be completed by PennDOT under the TIP (Transportation Improvement Program).

Preliminary plans state that it is a replacement project.

There is a need to have the wording changed on the TIP plan from "REPLACEMENT" to "REHABILITATION". We DO want them to fix the bridge and bring it up to a structural efficiency--WE DO NOT WANT IT TO BE REPLACED.

We are asking each of you to join us in a letter/email campaign to identify this bridge project as a repair / rehabilitation / preservation project. This bridge is important to the historical heritage of our local area. 

We are suggesting that you incorporate the following statement into your letter/email:

I am writing to voice my concern over the wording of the improvement type listed on the 2017-2020 TIP/ACTPO document regarding Map Project #24/Latimore Valley Road Bridge, known locally as the Pondtown Mill Bridge. I agree that the bridge needs work, but feel due to the history of the bridge and its importance to our local heritage that it should be repaired/rehabilitated/preserved before it deteriorates beyond repair. The Pondtown Mill Bridge should be repaired not replaced.

Please DO include personal comments in your correspondence. It is also best to send individual letters/emails rather than one bulk email or letter copied to all individuals. Keeping correspondence personalized to the sender always works best. And, as presently this project is in its preliminary stages, as you compose your email/letter please use a positive tone. We want these officials to know that we are interested in working with them to help preserve the Pondtown Mill Bridge.

All comments must be received by June 21st. We are asking that you send these letters/emails now, before you forget and the date passes.

 DIRECT LETTERS & EMAILS TO:

 

Mike Keiser
PennDOT District 8
2140 Herr St.
Harrisburg, PA 17103
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Andrew Merkel
Adams Office of Planning and Development
670 Old Harrisburg Road, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Senator Richard Alloway
P.O. Box 203 033
Harrisburg, PA 17120
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Representative Will Tallman
282 West King St. 1st Floor
Abbottstown, PA 17301
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Commissioner Marty Qually
117 Baltimore Street, Room 201
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2391
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Commissioner Jim Martin
117 Baltimore Street, Room 201
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2391
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Commissioner Randy Phiel
117 Baltimore Street,  Room 201
Gettysburg, PA 17325​
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Photo credit: Pondtown Mill Bridge over Bermudian Creek by Gregg Sloan. Flickr, Creative Commons license - Some Rights Reserved.

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