Mott Street Bridge Plans Reviewed
5th August 2016
Courtesy of Tri-County Independent:
MILFORD – Mott Street Bridge in Milford, long closed to even foot traffic, is slated to be rehabilitated starting in 2017, providing a new hiking path to the scenic and historic Glen on the Sawkill Creek. The bridge will also give pedestrian access to the Milford Knob, and lead to the 32-mile McDade Trail which starts at Milford Beach, all within the National Park Service lands.
Pike County Commissioners, August 3rd, hosted a public meeting on the Mott Street Bridge Project, which is being funded by a federal grant. A “Proposed Conditions Plan” was presented by Michael Lamoreaux of McGoey, Hauser & Edsall, Consulting Engineers which is contracted by the County. The County is only paying for the engineering.
Estimated to cost $1.3 million to rehabilitate, the Federal Highway Administration funds are being administered through PennDOT. Lamoreaux explained that the bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and is also a contributing factor to the nearby Milford Historic District, which is on the National Register.