Yaw Supports Bridge Naming Bill

HARRISBURG – Legislation to officially name a Lycoming County bridge was approved today by the full state Senate, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).

House Bill 987, sponsored by State Representative Garth Everett (R-84), would designate the bridge carrying State Route 973 over the Loyalsock Creek in Upper Fairfield and Eldred Townships, as the George E. Logue, Sr. Memorial Bridge.

“George E. Logue, Sr. was a visionary, innovator and entrepreneur who earned the respect and admiration of many throughout our region,” Yaw said. “He was also a neighbor and friend of my family for more than 50 years. This bridge naming is certainly a fitting tribute to the life of a dynamic man.”

George E. Logue was born on January 30, 1927 in Williamsport. He launched his own construction contracting business in 1957 which specialized in fabricated specialized parts and the development of new designs. As a result of his ingenuity, he received five U.S. patents for heavy construction equipment and dump truck bodies.

Mr. Logue was a known engineering innovator who was contracted by the U.S. Navy to develop a remotely controlled surface and subsurface vehicle. He was also known for his efforts to memorialize the crew of World War II submarine, the USS Wahoo, which was lost in 1943 in the Sea of Japan. His brother, Robert, was a crew member of the submarine.

George E. Logue, Sr. passed away at 85 years of age on October 30, 2012. He leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth, 9 children and 36 grandchildren.

House Bill 987 now goes to the Governor for his signature.

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