|Oil City – PennDOT advises pedestrians and recreational boaters to avoid the area on and around the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, located on State Route (SR) 1002 Gravel Run Road, over French Creek in Venango Borough and Cambridge Township.
The Gravel Run Road Bridge, closed since 2002, has continued to deteriorate and is now considered unsafe. Pedestrians are advised not to walk on the bridge. Recreational boaters are advised to avoid the area under the bridge.
The bridge has experienced serious rapid deterioration recently and could collapse. Signs will soon be in place alerting pedestrians and recreational boaters of the possibility of collapse.
The roadway alternative project to improve Walters Road and Sherred Hill Road is scheduled to be bid this fall. A separate contract for demolition of the bridge will be developed so that the bridge can be removed later this year.
PennDOT encourages motorists to log on to 511pa.com or to call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before travelling.
Deborah L. Casadei, District 1-0 Press Officer