The repair & re-open of The Skinners Falls Bridge
WE, the undersigned, petition the Commissioners and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as follows: To repair and re-open the Skinners Falls Bridge. The repair and re-opening of the Skinners Falls Bridge is critical to the well-being and survivability of local businesses. Failure to repair and re-open the bridge is having, and will continue to have, significantly adverse impacts on local business. In addition, the closure is causing a major inconvenience to residents and tourists as drivers are forced to find alternate routes to and from their home, work and vacation destinations. In the event of an emergency on the river the National Park Service along with other emergency units would have to go at least 8 or more miles out of the way to respond. With the bridge closed other roads (such as the River Rd) are getting the majority of the traffic in which they are not safely designed to handle.