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Friday, January 14, 2011

Coudersport's 7th Street Bridge Now Bridge To Nowhere




Carrie Morley, a resident of 7th Street in Coudersport, shared these photos of the 7th Street bridge being removed by a giant crane today. The bridge will be stored at CARP and will be re-installed at the site of the temporary bridge to be used as a walk bridge over the Allegheny River.
A new bridge will be built over the Allegheny at 7th Street.

17 comments :

Anonymous said...

replacing that old bridge with what a new bridge to hold up a fracking water truck??? This is how it usually starts. Replace and ok bridge with a heavy duty bridge.. Seen it by my house and seen it at another that was a real over kill bridge.. I smell it, it's in the air....

Anonymous said...

Why so negative??!! If you lived near this bridge, then you would know why it needs to be replaced!!

Anonymous said...

1:54, the word is saw, not seen.
You are a dildine if you think this bridge project has anything to do with natural gas fracking.
The things some people say....

Anonymous said...

i`m gonna ride my bike over this bridge... really really fast :)

Anonymous said...

This is a project that started over 25+ years ago. (Sometimes the goverment moves slow.)

My question is how close is this new bridge going to come to the Housing Authority building and the three homes? The new bridge is to be a two lane plus a walking sidewalk (about twice the current width).

Anonymous said...

How about that "private" driveway that branches off Seventh Street along the channel right next to the bridge? That property belongs to the borough as part of the flood control channel right-of-way and a citizen has no right to post it as private.

Anonymous said...

That is true 4:34. The borough owns the riverbank from the edge of the concrete on the channel out to a distance of I think 15 feet. That driveway is illegally posted as private and it is public property.

Anonymous said...

What about that poor homeowner at the end of Woodlawn Ave who had part of their front yard and driveway taken over for the temporary bridge that is in place now. This 7th Street bridge is much bigger than the old bridge at the end of Woodlawn. Is the 7th Street bridge going to be in their livingroom?

Anonymous said...

@4:34 and 5:10

That's not always necessarily true. The borough might own the land, but that does not make it open to the public. It's very possible that when the borough took the land they provided an exclusive easement for the driveway. It happens all the time, especially with projects like flood control.

kevin and walt said...

i am one of the owners of the said 7th street property with the driveway along the channel.and as my partner says we pay taxes on that property so i consider that my property also,and as for the private property signs posted there.i did not put them there,former tennant did and i will remove them but know,i grew up in this town and as a child i always walked along there to the park and the north end of town.and as over the last 2 summers i see people walking it all the time.so Please until i get out there and get the last sign left on the pole feel free to walk there whenever you want.just be careful of the channel when small children are involved.

walt and kevin said...

and i almost forgot,I am very glad they are replacing the bridge.and they moved the driveway over wich is very nice for us and a very good job they did of that,and i am also happy that they are going to use the bridge on 4th street,makes sense to me and when things are happening at the park in te summer ther wont be such a traffic backup.
cause alot of the times it was hazardous for people leaving games and stuff at the park.anyway i think it is great moving forward here and again Please anybody feel free to use that driveway to walk whenever you want.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much Kevin (I assume you are Kevin) for that clarification. That shows an excellent community spirit. Thanks again for your upbeat comment and setting the record straight for the benefit of the public. Sincerely, ADS

Anonymous said...

Yeah thanks Kevin... it is nice to see someone not whining about something on here and being positive for once.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! Thanks to Carrie Morley for her excellent work.

Anonymous said...

The bridge on 4th st. will be for walking only, not vehicular traffic. I wish it were open to relieve traffic as well. But as someone else suggested to me, it might not ease traffic, but perhaps encourage it when teens that are 'cruising' around make it a 'loop' they frequent. I am glad that we will have a new bridge -- it desperately needs done --, although I do feel bad for the residents of the houses butted right up against the bridge that will lose a portion of their front yard. :(

Anonymous said...

"it might not ease traffic, but perhaps encourage it"



maybe we should make all the roads a "one way" out of town then

Anonymous said...

How is that even a remotely relevant thought to take from that comment? How bizarre!

Unless you live on this street, you do not realize that amount of traffic CARP park brings. I am not complaining about it; I chose to live here and I even enjoy it most of time (aside from when people are literally parking in my grass to go to games). But it borders on sheer craziness at times. Out of concern for the residents of our street (especially the young children), as well as the MANY people, especially children/teens, who walk to the park all day, it would probably be in the best interest of their safety not to add to that traffic with teens cruising around (often at speeds over the speed limit).

It is not uncommon at all for town streets to have one street in/out.

Seriously, still scratching my head as to how that retort applies...