The bridge lives to see another day!
Cumberland & York County Commissioner’s have decided to hold off on further action for an indefinite time period while efforts continue to find funding for the bridge.
This is a win for the bridge…and for all involved!
OPTIONS FOR ATTENDING MEETING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM
York County Administrative Center 28 East Market Street, Downtown York
York County FaceBook Page at this link:
York County residents can tune in to
White Rose TV Channel 16
Access Code: 173 626 6648 – this is listen mode only.
According to York County, a dial in number to ask questions will be announced “at the appropriate time.”
We have no idea when that will be.
Time is allotted for public comment.
It’s not clear which of the options will allow for that – other than in-person.
Check back here prior to meeting for any last minute updates.
* * * * * * * MEETING SEPTEMBER 15 * * * * * *
SEPTEMBER 15TH AT 6:00 PM
YORK COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER 28 EAST MARKET STREET – DOWNTOWN YORK
The public is invited to attend this meeting in which York/Cumberland County Planning Boards will be presenting their Closure & Removal Study
– with options for the future of the bridge – to the county commissioners.
All six (three from each county) commissioners are expected to participate.
Friends of Sheepford Road Bridge will be presenting our own Closure, Removal, and Preservation study and options.
The public may also participate via zoom. The link will be posted on this site as soon as it is made available.
WE THANK THE COMMISSIONERS FOR ACCOMMODATING US DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
Due to CoVid restrictions we ask that you let us know if/how you are planning on attending – in person or via zoom.
Email email@example.com. Though this is not required, it would be helpful.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * UPDATE * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
AUGUST 11TH MEETING UPDATE
Outcome of July 27th 2020 Fairview Township Supervisor’s Meeting and August 10th Lower Allen Township Commissioner ‘ s Meeting.
Fairview Township and Lower Allen Township are in full support of restoration of the Sheepford Road Bridge for traffic and encourage the counties to vigorously research funding sources.
We will be receiving documentation of their positions soon.
In the meantime, we are waiting for the counties to decide if we will be granted a second meeting.
How do you measure support? Can it be measured by over 150 lawn signs placed throughout Lower Allen and Fairview Townships? Can it be measured by over 1200 signatures on a petition, collected in just over one month? Can it be measured by the over 3000 “hits” on this website or the over 2600 views of our video – The Bridge at Sheepford Road? Can it be measured by the tears that many have cried over the thought of losing the Sheepford Road Bridge? We are heartened by the support we have received in the quest to save the beleaguered Sheepford Road Bridge, built in 1887 by the Phoenix Iron Company of Phoenixville, PA. and rated 9 out of 10 in historic and technological significance by historicbridges.org. We seek to work with York and Cumberland Counties, Fairview and Lower Allen Townships with the goal of restoration of the Sheepford Road Bridge in its birthplace, where it has served our community for over 140 years. If you’d like to help, read our posts and check in often for updates – send a letter, make a phone call, go to a meeting…your voice counts.
Friends of Sheepford Road Bridge Grant Presentation…
We’ve made a little video to go…