Cumberland County owns and maintains 19 bridges and shares joint ownership and maintenance responsibilities with York County for an additional nine bridges. The County closely monitors the condition of these bridges through mandated inspections and has more than $14 million of proposed replacement or repair work outlined in the County's Bridge Capital Improvement Plan. The primary funding source for the plan is the $5 per vehicle registration fee the County approved in early 2015. These fees generate approximately $1.1 million per year and allow the County to address critical bridge needs, without increasing taxes.
The following are projects included in the Bridge Capital Improvement Plan, which have been completed or are under construction.
Construction began on Orrs Bridge in April, 2019. The bridge in Hampden Township reopened to traffic on September 21, 2020 at 7 p.m.
This is the third bridge to be built in this location with the first being a covered bridge from 1855. The bridge currently carries 10,000 vehicles a day over the Conodoguinet Creek and provides a critical link between dense residential neighborhoods and employment and services on the Carlisle Pike.
Construction began on the Green Lane Farms Bridge in April, 2017. The bridge, which is in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, and Fairview Township, York County, reopened on September 1, 2017.
The bridge was built in 1889, carries nearly 3,000 vehicles daily over the Yellow Breeches Creek and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This project preserved the bridge’s historic character while enhancing its ability to safely carry traffic.
Project cost; $468,000