Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Entire Bridge in PA Dismantled, Stolen for Scrap Metal

Now that all of the foreclosed houses have been stripped of their copper, it appears thieves are turning their attention to...bridges.
Give Uncle Benny a few more years running his ink-jets and perhaps we'll be reporting thefts of gravel roads....

A bandit, or possibly several, has stolen a privately owned steel bridge from a secluded area in Lawrence County.
The Covert's Crossing bridge in North Beaver Township has been in the area since at least the early 1900s, according to the Lawrence County Historical Society.

State police suspect someone used a torch to tear apart the bridge, which was worth an estimated $100,000, sometime between Sept. 27 and Wednesday.
"I couldn't believe it," said Gary Bruce, a spokesman for New Castle Development, the company that owns the bridge, which was 50 feet long and 20 feet wide. "It's a lot of work."