Stone Bridge lights are repaired as fundraising effort gets underway

Stone Bridge lights are repaired as fundraising effort gets underway

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A dedicated crew has worked to repair the graze lights on the Johnstown Stone Bridge. The crew worked from a lift in the riverbed to access the grazes, which provide a bright wash down the front facade of the bridge.

The effort has been completed just as the Stone Bridge Project Committee has launched a new fundraising effort to maintain the lights, and pay for ongoing electricity costs.

Ten years have passed since the Stone Bridge Project Committee began the fundraising for the original project, which included design and installation as well as maintenance and electricity costs thus far. Cash and in-kind donations by a wide range of organizations, including JWFI, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, Laurel Management Company, ENMACON, and Top Dog Productions have been critical as well.

The live webcam enables people all over the world to view the beautiful lights.

The current fundraising effort was kicked off by Mike Brosig, project co-chairman, by donating $10,000, and an additional $2,500 from other sources. Fundraising letters have been sent to areas businesses and individuals, and JAHA is grateful for the donations that have resulted from that effort so far.

Donations to support the project can be made at the button above, or may be mailed to the “Stone Bridge Lighting Fund” at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, 116 Market Street Suite 4, Johnstown, PA, 15901; or to the “Stone Bridge Project,” in care of Johnstown Area Heritage Association, PO Box 1889, Johnstown PA 15907.

Any individual or company interested in helping with the fundraising committee by donating their time and efforts can contact Deb Winterscheidt at JAHA at 814-539-1889. You can also contact Mike Brosig directly by calling 814-659-2733, or brosigm@laurelholdings.com.

Photo above courtesy of Kevin Stiffler.