Monday, September 19, 2016

Bridge Bust Saturday, October 1

The Route 462 Veterans Memorial Bridge spanning the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Wrightsville will be the site of the 28th annual Bridge Bust on Saturday, October 1, 2016. This event, coordinated by the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored by Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Columbia Fraternal Association, and the Columbia-Middletown Elks Lodge #1074.  Hours are 8 AM to 4 PM rain or shine.

Over 300 vendors, including over 80 vendors new to this show, are scheduled to participate in this year's event.  Commercial food vendors will offer crowd-pleasing fare such as butterfly fries, blooming onions, wraps, paninis, crab cakes, pit beef and pulled pork, egg rolls … and plenty of other food and drink items that await your taste buds. Individual vendors will offer items such as crafts, artwork, and antiques.  Look for goods ranging from home or country d├ęcor to garden or specialty food items, with a wide variety of products available beyond that. Local nonprofit organizations will be on hand to raise awareness of their organizations and to raise money for their causes.  Other sponsors of this event include Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Engle Printing and Publishing Company, and St. John's Herr Estate.

Live entertainment by Sneakers the Clown, Tux Trio, and The Banjo Man will be featured on the bridge throughout the day.  This entertainment is brought to you through the sponsorship of Workman Funeral Homes and Sahd Metal Recycling.   Local sister radio stations ESPN 92.5/92.7 and FUN 101.3 are exclusive radio sponsors for this event.  Look (and listen) for the stations which will be located on the Columbia side of the bridge.

The Bridge Bust features free parking and shuttle service from Glatfelter Field (located at Rt. 462 and 12th Street) in Columbia and Eastern High School (Cool Creek Road) in Wrightsville.   Patrons who wish to cross the bridge in only one direction may do so by pre-planning use of the various shuttles.  For details, visit the SVCC website Donations will be accepted for this service.

Admission to the Bridge Bust is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 6-12 while children under 6 years of age enter free of charge.  Please remember that absolutely no pets, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, or scooters are permitted on the bridge.  The Bridge Bust will be held rain or shine.  All proceeds will benefit the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.


  1. How do they handle a 50% chance of rain which is forecast for this Saturday? Is there a site or phone number we can call Friday to make sure its still on?