Hess Bill Naming Bridge for Donald H. Clark Becomes Law

In accordance with a recently signed law sponsored by Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon), a new bridge over the East Branch of Sideling Hill Creek in Monroe Township, Bedford County, will be called the Donald H. Clark Memorial Bridge.


The bridge, formerly known as the Robinsonville Bridge, is located on a portion of State Route 2011 in Monroe Township.


“Donald Clark had a genuine concern for the motoring public. He and I actively tracked the progress of this bridge project,” said Hess.  “I worked with PennDOT and the engineering firm to spur rapid completion of this newer, safer span, which was constructed in about a year. The former bridge was a curved, one-lane bridge that tended to block the creek during storms.”


Unfortunately, Donald Clark died on May 26, 2010, and did not see the completed bridge.


“As sponsor of the bill that became Act 50 on July 7, I wanted to thank the members of the House and Senate, and Governor Tom Corbett for helping to enact this law,” said Hess.  “If just one accident is prevented because of this new two-lane bridge, Donald’s family and friends can be proud of his legacy in supporting this project.”


The new law will take effect on Labor Day.  This summer, PennDOT will place signs in both directions displaying the name of the bridge. 


State Representative Dick Hess

78th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  Todd Abele

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