Bill to honor Bellefonte veterans passes House

A bridge-naming bill honoring Bellefonte veterans unanimously passed in the Pennsylvania House and is now headed to the Senate for consideration.

House bill 863 seeks to designate the bridge running across Spring Creek as the Bellefonte Veterans Bridge, said Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte. The bill was introduced by Benninghoff at the beginning of the 2015-16 legislative session.

“It is my hope that as motorists and pedestrians travel across Spring Creek,” he said, “they will be reminded of the sacrifices of their neighbors who served and are currently serving in the armed forces.”