Hanna announces state funds heading to Clinton County

Project will enhance recreational opportunities, rehab former railroad bridge

LOCK HAVEN, Nov. 5 – A state grant for design and engineering work to rehabilitate a former railroad bridge into a multi-use trail in Clinton County was approved, state Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre, announced today.


The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s Community Conservation Partnership Program supplied the $84,700 grant, which will support the project portion over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River on the Clinton County Rail Trail in Lock Haven.


“I am pleased to announce this funding for Clinton County,” Hanna said. “As we all know, the Susquehanna is an incredible resource, and this funding will aid the county in creating a bridge rehabilitation that, when finished, will provide never-before-seen views of our river and continue to support economic growth in town.”


The funding will be used to aid the county in conducting field inspections, engineering design, utility coordination, and construction planning for the pedestrian and bike bridge across the West Branch to eventually connect Lock Haven to Jersey Shore.


For more information about DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership Program grants, those interested can visit www.dcnr.pa.gov and choose “Grants.”