Bridge replacement stalls over power line
Winfield Township officials are hoping the Denny Mills bridge replacement project can resume shortly.
The lengthy project to replace the short bridge is on hold because of a problem with West Penn Power, which runs a line nearby.
The steel beams are set to be laid over the small tributary close to the power line, and township officials fear the beam may accidentally trigger an electrical charge from the live line.
Winfield officials want the power turned off on the line. But they say West Penn's liaison to the project is no longer with its Butler office.
Township officials said they've been unsuccessful finding the power company's contact since then.
West Penn spokesman Rob Lombardo said Thursday night that the power company has someone assigned to work with Winfield officials and will be contacting them.
The new 24-by-36 span will replace a 100-year-old bridge that was closed last year due to safety concerns.
The old bridge was used by about 800 to 1,000 vehicles per day.
The replacement bridge will cost about $225,000 through a special program designed by Butler County officials in which county crews will build or replace bridges.
Homes not tapped in sent liens
Officials said 41 liens have been sent out to property owners who haven't tapped into the new sewerage system in the Cabot section of the township.
Contractor Mortimer Excavating will have until July 1 to finish restoration work.
George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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