In an effort to preserve some of Pennsylvania's wonderful historic bridges, the Commonwealth is marketing a number of them, currently scheduled for replacement due to load and width limitations.
Who can own a bridge?
State owned bridges are first offered to other state agencies, then to municipalities in their region, then to non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and the general public through the state surplus process at the Department of General Services (DGS). In the past, we’ve placed some of our historic bridges with State Parks, Rails to Trails projects, and University Campuses, and we’re actively seeking more opportunities for adaptive reuse of these beautiful old structures.
How is it paid for?
When a new owner can be found, and our project is funded by the Federal Highway Administration, they can reimburse the Department for up to 80% of the costs of demolition to facilitate the moving and/or preservation of the bridge.
What bridges are available?
If your organization or site is in the market for a bridge, please browse through the catalog on the right to see if we have something that might meet your needs, and be sure to visit the DGS Bridge Marketing Page to view bridges that are in the surplus process. If you don't see a bridge that might work for you, we sometimes have other bridges not yet being marketed that might suit your needs. Please contact Kara Russell at (717) 705-1484 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.