Bridge ordered closed in Unity Township |

Bridge ordered closed in Unity Township

Paul Peirce

Unity Township Supervisors Tuesday closed a bridge that carries Buffenmeyer Road over the Norfolk Southern Railroad for motorist safety.

The emergency closure of the bridge followed a result of a recent inspection. PennDOT reported that the road will remain closed until further notice.

The detour uses Route 1026, also known as Donohoe Road. Supervisor John Mylant said the railroad, which is responsible for maintenance of the bridge, had placed a three ton weight limit on it just over a year ago, “but they called us this week and told us to close it immediately because it had gotten so bad.”

Mylant said railroad officials did not reveal a timetable for replacement. Railroad officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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