CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation construction project on the bridge on Main Street in the borough has been delayed.

PennDOT had planned on seeking bids in November 2017 to begin the replacement of the steel truss bridge on State Route 6 and Main Street, PennDOT spokesman Jim Carroll said. Those plans are on hold because of a request from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, Carroll said.

Carroll said PennDOT received a letter from the office asking it to consider the historical significance of the steel truss bridge built in 1901. The request is being reviewed and PennDOT will respond once the review is complete, he said.

Original plans for construction were scheduled to begin in 2018, Carroll said. 

"We're still looking at the possibility of construction in 2018," Carroll said. "It could be pushed back to 2019."

The 203-foot steel truss bridge spans French Creek. It carries approximately 6,200 vehicles per day. 

The bridge was also designated by PennDOT as structurally deficient, Carroll said.

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