Nov. 12, 2019

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) announced today that a $200,000 grant has been awarded to the Ninth Street pedestrian bridge project in Tyrone Borough.

The bridge that crosses the Little Juniata River will be renovated with new timber planks, new supports, and repaired stairs at Ninth and South Berlin streets. The north side of the bridge will have wheelchair access.

The project will provide safer access to Railroad Park, the Greyhound bus and Amtrak train stations, and the business district, including hotels.

“I’m thankful to see this worthwhile project funded. This bridge is at the heart of Tyrone’s downtown, and it serves as an important connection to businesses and transportation centers,” Gregory said.

The $200,000 grant comes from the Multimodal Transportation Fund Program overseen by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

The bridge closed in 2016 due to disrepair.

The total project cost for the bridge’s restoration is $355,162.

Representative Jim Gregory
80th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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