The Slate Hill Road Bridge in Lower Allen and Fairview townships was closed Tuesday after a recent inspection found considerable deterioration to the bridge’s piers and arch rings. The findings require the bridge to be closed until repairs can be made.
Cumberland and York counties are evaluating repair options, and a schedule for the bridge’s re-opening will be announced at a later date.
The bridge is a pre-1900 stone arch bridge that carries Slate Hill Road over the Yellow Breeches Creek between the two counties. The bridge has an average daily traffic volume of more than 1,500 vehicles, with a weight posted at 3 tons.