Vets from Scranton VFW last to cross Harrison Ave. Bridge

After being open to traffic for 95 years, the old Harrison Avenue Bridge in Scranton is now closed

The Harrison Avenue Bridge will be closed for the next few days until final paving.

The bridge closed Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

A new replacement bridge will be open Friday morning at 9:00.

Workers are still in the process of removing the old bridge.

The bridge has been shut down numerous times this summer for smaller additions to the big project.

Veterans from VFW Post 3451 in South Scranton were the last ones allowed to cross it after the barricades went up.

"Our post is responsible for building the original Duffy Park and paying for the original statue," said Charles Gunnin. "We've taken care of it for over 75 years. Every Memorial Day, we've paid our respects to the site, so we feel honored to be the last ones to cross the old bridge."

PennDOT says emergency vehicles will still be able to get across the bridge if needed.

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