A bridge, determined by the state Department of Transportation to be structurally deficient, in eastern York County is being replaced.

Because of the project, a portion of Richmond Road, just south of Craley, was closed Monday and will remain closed for four months, according to PennDOT.

In that time, crews will replace the steel girder bridge, built in 1942, with a pre-stressed concrete box beam bridge, PennDOT says.

The bridge spans Fishing Creek and lies at the border between Lower Windsor and Chanceford townships.

The $460,616 project is being conducted by Jay Faulkroad & Sons, Inc. of Juniata County. Work is expected to wrap up by the end of October, PennDOT says.

Between now and then, a detour that includes Route 425, Burkholder and Richmond roads will be in place, PennDOT said.

- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.