Work Starts Tuesday on Route 219 Tally Ho Bridge

Two-way traffic will be maintained

Bradford – Work will begin Tuesday, May 1 on a Route 219 bridge in Lafayette Township, McKean County. Since Route 219 is wide in this area, no lane restrictions will be necessary. Barriers will be in place on the bridge but two-way traffic will be maintained as crews work to replace the expansion dams of the bridge. The bridge spans Kinzua Creek at Tally Ho, about two miles south of the Route 59 intersection. The expansion dam work should be complete in early August.

Work on the Tally Ho Bridge is part of a contract to preserve three bridges in Elk and McKean counties. Along with the Tally Ho Bridge, the contract includes:

  • A bridge on Route 969 over Toby Creek near Portland Mills in Elk County
  • A bridge on Route 969 over the railroad near Portland Mills in Elk County

Deck replacements are underway on both Elk County bridges. The bridges are about 500 feet apart and traffic is controlled by signals at each end.

Work on all three bridges is weather and schedule dependent. The L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. of Wellsville, New York is the contractor for this $2.4 million job. All work should be complete before November of this year.


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