Pennsylvania’s annual bridge sale under way

| 1/2/2008

The state of Pennsylvania is selling off some of its bridges, but not to private companies.

Instead, it’s putting 11 old bridges up for sale on the Internet in hopes that they’ll be bought and moved to a location where they’ll be preserved for their historic value.

The Pittsburg Post-Gazette reported that it’s an annual event, and that in 2002, for example, Central Pennsylvania College bought a bridge built in 1869 and relocated it on campus.

The federal government pays as much as 80 percent of the removal and relocation costs.