Bridge Improvement Photo Gallery
Cumberland County owns and maintains 19 bridges and shares joint ownership and maintenance responsibilities with York County for an additional nine bridges. The county closely monitors the condition of these bridges through mandated inspections and has more than $14 million of proposed replacement or repair work outlined in the county's Bridge Capital Improvement Plan. The primary funding source for the plan is the $5 per vehicle registration fee the county approved in early 2015. These fees generate approximately $1.1 million per year and allow the county to address critical bridge needs, without increasing taxes.
The following are projects included in the Bridge Capital Improvement Plan, which have been completed or are under construction.
Ramp Covered Bridge
Renovations and repairs began in fall of 2020 to address deterioration and damage caused from both natural causes and vehicular accidents. The bridge reopened to traffic on October 15, 2021.
The Burr Arch Truss bridge built in 1882, carries approximately 250 vehicles over the Conodoguinet Creek each day. The 130-foot long bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Project cost: $788,777
The bridge closed in November 2019 because of structural deficiencies and reopened after replacement to traffic June 4, 2021.
The original single lane bridge was built in 1902 and carried approximately approximately 700 vehicles per day over the Yellow Breeches Creek. The replacement bridge is 102 feet long and was widened to include two-full width lanes with two foot shoulders.
Project estimated cost: $2 million
Due to extensive deterioration, Wolf Bridge closed in 2013 and then reopened to traffic on December 9, 2020. The bridge carries more than 2,200 vehicles, daily, over the Conodoguinet Creek.
The newly constructed bridge replaces a single lane 192-foot long steel truss bridge constructed in 1895. To ensure safety, Wolf Bridge was rebuilt with two full-width 12-foot lanes and follows the alignment of the original bridge.
Project estimated cost: $2.3 million
Construction began on Orrs Bridge in April, 2019. The bridge in Hampden Township reopened to traffic on September 21, 2020 at 7 p.m.
This is the third bridge to be built in this location with the first being a covered bridge from 1855. The bridge currently carries 10,000 vehicles a day over the Conodoguinet Creek and provides a critical link between dense residential neighborhoods and employment and services on the Carlisle Pike.
Project estimated cost: $7.9 million
Green Lane Farm Bridge
Construction began on the Green Lane Farms Bridge in April, 2017. The bridge, which is in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, and Fairview Township, York County, reopened on September 1, 2017.
The bridge was built in 1889, carries nearly 3,000 vehicles daily over the Yellow Breeches Creek and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This project preserved the bridge’s historic character while enhancing its ability to safely carry traffic.
Project cost: $468,000