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Bethlehem says: 'Keep Ben's bridge'

Bethlehem Supervisor Jack Cunningham said he, too, wishes to see the bridge salvaged.

In a letter dated July 20, 2009, he wrote in response to the county's recommendation to close the bridge and sent a copy to area county legislators, the county executive and Franchini.

"I join with local residents, however, to oppose the removal of this bridge with no plans for future replacement," he said. "I feel that its permanent closure creates unnecessary access burdens on these residents and the potential for delays in response time form emergency vehicles."

Frankovic has written letters to area legislators, the county executive's office, the state DOT, and the county department of public works about keeping the bridge open. She said only Franchini has responded to her so far.

Frankovic said she is contemplating circulating a petition to save Ben's Bridge.""

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