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Work to remove fire-damaged bridge spans nearly complete

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A PennDOT contractor is wrapping up work to remove the last of the bridge beams damaged by a May 9 fuel tanker fire near Harrisburg.

The last beams were to be removed Monday night from the bridge that carries Route 22 eastbound into the city.

PennDOT spokesman Greg Penny said new bridge spans will soon go into place, and the overpass should reopen by mid-November.

The bridge was damaged when the fuel tanker overturned and caught fire on a lower ramp that carries traffic from Interstate 81 northbound to Route 22/322 westbound.

Penny said work on the ramp, initially expected to wrap up in September, will continue into October.

The cost of entire project, initially projected at around $10 million, has now climbed to at least $12 million, he said.

 

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