Spring Creek and Marsh Creek bridges reopen Friday

There’s good news for the more than 2,000 daily drivers who have been thwarted by the detours at the Spring Creek Bridge in Houserville and the Marsh Creek Bridge in Romola each day: The bridges reopen Friday.

Work to rehabilitate the two-lane spans began April 1, and traffic has been detoured since that time.

Both bridges will be removed from the list of structurally deficient bridges in Centre County once they reopen, according to PennDOT.

Each bridge underwent deck replacements, roadway paving and guardrail updates, according to PennDOT.

The contractor for both bridges was George S. Hann & Son Inc., of Fort Littleton.

Cost for the projects was $481,000, PennDOT said.

The Houserville bridge sees an average of 1,950 vehicles per day, while the Marsh Creek Bridge sees an average of 270 vehicles per day, according to PennDOT numbers.