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PennDOT Announces Project Website Updates, Interim Repairs for Route 462 Veterans Memorial (Columbia-Wrightsville) Bridge


​Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that, due to changes in the scope of the project to rehabilitate the Route 462 Veterans Memorial (Columbia-Wrightsville) Bridge spanning the Susquehanna River between Lancaster and York counties, updates have been made to the project website to provide details regarding project redesign and anticipated schedule.

Additionally, interim repairs on the bridge are planned for this construction season, with an estimated start in April and completion in September of this year. The interim repairs are needed to fix bridge beams and strengthen select columns to avoid future degradation and a potential bridge closure. These repairs will not eliminate the 10-ton weight restriction currently in place on the bridge. This restriction will remain in place until a future and more extensive bridge repair project is completed. A press release will be issued in advance of the start of the interim repairs.

A major bridge rehabilitation project was originally scheduled to be bid for construction in December 2023. However, during a routine bi-annual bridge inspection in June 2023, significant deficiencies were identified in multiple primary load-bearing members across the bridge. 

Based on this new inspection information, PennDOT subsequently, posted a 10-ton weight restriction on the bridge and changed the overall project schedule and approach. Work is advancing in two phases: interim repairs and long-term permanent repairs.  

The interim bridge repair project was bid in February 2024. CriLon Corp., of Somerset, PA, was awarded a $910,780 contract to perform the repairs.

PennDOT is revising the scope of the long-term repair project to include more extensive rehabilitation work. The project is delayed until additional engineering and environmental evaluation studies can be completed. To learn more about the project, its history and the future rehabilitation, please view the resources section of this website

PennDOT will announce additional public input sessions for the long-term bridge rehabilitation project in the spring or summer of 2024. The bridge rehabilitation project is anticipated to begin in winter or spring of 2027 subject to all approvals, environmental clearances, and funding availability.
Project updates, including information about the upcoming interim repairs, are now available on the project website at

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four- and Twelve-Year Plans, visit 

Information about infrastructure in District 8, including completed work and significant projects, is available at District 8 Results. Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at PennDOT Projects

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Contact: Dave Thompson,, 717-418-5018