Orrs Bridge in Hampden Township Open to Traffic Tonight

Orrs Bridge, over the Conodoguinet Creek in Hampden Township, Cumberland County will open tonight at 7 p.m. to vehicular traffic. A detour had been in place since August 10 while crews completed work on the new bridge. The construction project which began in April 2019 is the largest project on Cumberland County’s list of bridge capital improvement projects.

Orrs Bridge provides a critical north – south link that connects dense residential neighborhoods with employment and services on the Carlisle Pike and Wertzville Road.

The new bridge is on a curve downstream from the existing bridge with two full-width 12-foot lanes, 5-foot shoulders, and approximately a 7-foot sidewalk for pedestrian traffic. The stone dome for the spring at the south side of the bridge and the rock dam across Conodoguinet Creek will not be impacted; however, access to the spring will be prohibited during construction. The plan is to remove the old bridge.