Bridge Recognition, ARPA Resolutions Anchor Commissioners’ Work Session

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

Two weeks after the announcement of the increase in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for Beaver County municipalities from $10 million to $17 million, the revelation for which municipalities receiving the money is finally coming.

Solicitor Garen Fedeles, while previewing the 57 resolutions to be decided on at the public meeting on Thursday, made mention of Resolution 56, which will give the green light to the municipalities set to receive their share of the $17 million; the County Commissioners have yet to reveal which municipalities they are. The public meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM on January 13.

Commissioner Tony Amadio made his return to the regular work sessions at the County Courthouse on Wednesday, and in doing so provided a good-news announcement in regards to one of the county’s most notable structures.

“PennDOT has selected our own Beaver County bridge, the Ambridge-Aliquippa bridge, to be placed in a historic bridges and highways book to be published this year,” Amadio said. “It’s an honor, with the bridge about to be 100 years old.”

The bridge was built in 1926 (96 years old), and recently underwent emergency construction between November and December of 2021.

Following the public meeting tomorrow, the next Commissioners’ work session is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 19.