The Route 462 Historic Veterans Memorial Bridge spanning the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Wrightsville will be the site of the 29th annual Bridge Bust on Saturday, October 7, 2017. All proceeds will benefit the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.
The Bridge Bust is coordinated by the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by The Turkey Hill Experience, Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, and the Columbia-Middletown Elks Lodge #1074. Hours are 8 AM to 4 PM. The rain date is Saturday, October 14, 2017 only if there is an extreme weather event.
Close to 300 vendors are scheduled to participate in this year's event. Commercial food vendors will offer crowd-pleasing fare such as soft pretzels, fries, tacos, crab cakes, pit beef and pulled pork, egg rolls … and plenty of other food and drink items that tempt your taste buds. Individual vendors will offer items such as crafts, artwork, homemade dog treats and clothing for people and pets. Look for goods ranging from home or country décor to garden or specialty food items, with a wide variety of products.
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 Columbia Fraternal Association, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Engle Printing and Publishing Company, St. John's Herr Estate and Family First Health.
Live entertainment by Sneakers the Clown 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 FUN 101.3 and ESPN 92.5/92.7 are the exclusive radio sponsors. 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 www.PaRivertowns.com. 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 Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization dedicated to preserving and strengthening the Susquehanna Valley's business and tourism environment by providing programs and services which promote civic, cultural, business and economic growth and development. The Visitor Center greets over 10,000 guests to the region annually. The Center welcomes visitors from nearly every state and from an average of 14 countries per year.