Trafford bridge to open Oct. 26
A new bridge in Trafford will soon be open for travel.
The Trafford Veterans Memorial Bridge will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Oct. 26 during a community celebration and a parade with active military members and veterans.
Construction of the $11 million bridge began in April 2012, when the old bridge was demolished and detours went into effect for motorists.
The former bridge, which had been deemed structurally deficient, was built in 1964.
The new bridge carries Route 130 over Turtle Creek between Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. It is wider than the previous span, and a signal will control traffic flowing into Trafford, according to PennDOT.
The festivities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, an aerial salute and a parade with the Penn-Trafford High School marching band, color guard and cheerleaders.
A reception will follow in the borough building with refreshments donated by area restaurants and residents. The festivities are free and open to the public.
The Trafford Veterans Memorial Bridge Dedication Committee and PennDOT are planning the event.
Veterans or active military members interested in participating should contact Mayor Reynold Peduzzi at 412-475-5710.
The dedication committee is accepting donations to defray costs. Donations designated “Trafford Veterans Bridge Donation” can be sent to Trafford Borough, PO Box 196, Trafford, PA 15085.
For information about the event, contact dedication committee chairman Larry George at 412-373-2276.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.