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Upper Salford has a bridge it wants to sell you

By Jeremy Roebuck

Inquirer Staff Writer

A plan to remove a condemned piece of infrastructure in Upper Salford Township won’t cost taxpayers a dime and could help fund construction of an eventual replacement.

And if you believe that bit of creative financing in this age of budget-busting government spending, officials there also have a nice bridge they’d like to sell you.

No, really, they want you to buy their bridge.

Earlier this month, township supervisors put a 35-year-old, wooden span crossing what was once the Reading Railroad’s Perkiomen Branch Line up for Internet auction on the site MuniciBid.com.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/20101109_Upper_Salford_has_a_bridge_it_wants_to_sell_you.html#ixzz16dBJBfcK

 

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