Slatington braces for bridge closing

Slatington braces for bridge closing

There are 31 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 20, 2008, titled Slatington braces for bridge closing. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Slatington and state officials are preparing for the closing of the Gen. Thomas R. Morgan Bridge, publicizing alternative routes for traffic and looking at ways to keep downtown businesses afloat during ...

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Inbreeder

Slatington, PA

#22 Mar 21, 2008
Gene Pool Lifeguard wrote:
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Another jerk off that I can't believe can write, and type. Miracles will never cease. Yes, we (Slatington)do have our share of low life, like ALL small towns.
I would love to meet you face to face to see how much substance YOU have!
I'd like to see your resume.
Sorry, we don't allow you left wing intellectuals on this comment section. Your name indicates that you think you are superior to others. That means you must actually have a huge inferiority complex. I would suggest intense therepy.
greynomo

Walnutport, PA

#23 Mar 21, 2008
I don't know how this turned into a political or Slatington bashing thread. It is a state highway and bridge. It desperately needs to be fixed as with our other 2,000 plus bridges in this country. The council will have nothing to do with this except to vent. It is also state and federal funded. They are the ones who will oversee and try to keep the completion date on time. I am currently working on a bridge project.
Yeah Skittles, my car bottoms out there also. I go the back way. Which will be flooded with cars once the bridge is closed.
Springfield Dave

Hazleton, PA

#24 Mar 21, 2008
Tool Bag wrote:
Burek's web site says that "Under my watch, this bridge will be completed in 2008." I think we should rename all of Main St. in her honor.
I think they should name the bridge after my special friend Sean Brown.
PERSON IN SLATINGTON

Fleetwood, PA

#25 Mar 22, 2008
OK OK you people not everyone is perfect like most of you think you are but this bridge is in very bad shape it should of been torn down years ago and rebuild it is not about WHO got it done but thank GOD someone did...but now not to change the subject but think their is low life here now wait just wait untill walmart builds in the walnutport area just wait...and look wherever you go back and forth to work, thier are low life people who dont work sitting around watching other people who do work.
Setad

Whitehall, PA

#27 Apr 4, 2008
Slatington Police Chief David Rachman said he is concerned primarily about trucks trying to navigate the borough's narrow curving roads. For that reason, he recommended that trucks follow the PennDOT detour.
(Translation) What he is really concerned about is leaving the police station if there is an accident!
Big Dutchy Jim

Hazleton, PA

#29 Apr 4, 2008
Setad wrote:
Slatington Police Chief David Rachman said he is concerned primarily about trucks trying to navigate the borough's narrow curving roads. For that reason, he recommended that trucks follow the PennDOT detour.
(Translation) What he is really concerned about is leaving the police station if there is an accident!
Say now!
David Morgan

Walnutport, PA

#30 Apr 9, 2008
General Morgan wrote:
The Bridge will remain named after me - General Thomas R. Morgan.
Considering General Morgan lives in Virginia, who are you?
General Morgan

Hazleton, PA

#31 Apr 9, 2008
You want to know who I am, you lilly-livered sap-sucker?!
I was born January 6, 1930, in Allentown, Pa. I completed high school in Slatington, Pa., in 1948, and entered Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., where I attained a B.A. degree in History and Political Science in 1952. I also hold an M.A. degree in Counselor Education from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.(June 1973).
I served as Assistant Maintenance Officer of Marine Night Fighter Squadron 542, Marine Aircraft Group 15, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, El Toro.
In July 1955, I was ordered to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in the Western Pacific and served as Personnel Officer of Marine Night Fighter Squadron 513, Marine Aircraft Group 11, and subsequently as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of the Wing. I was promoted to captain in August 1955. I returned to Hawaii for duty as Aide to the Deputy Commander, FMF, Pacific, from July 1956 to July 1957 and was then assigned as Assistant Operations Officer of Marine Attack Squadron 214, Marine Aircraft Group 13, at Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay.
I was ordered to NAS in January 1959 as a flight instructor in the Jet Transitional Training Unit. When the unit was disestablished in October 1959, I reported for duty to Marine Aircraft Group 32, at Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C. I served as Personnel Officer and Aircraft Maintenance officer of Marine Fighter Squadron 333 until November 1961. Ordered to WestPac, I served as Executive Officer, Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 11, Marine Aircraft Group 11, NAS, Atsugi, Japan until January 1962.
From January 1962 to July 1965, I served as the Fleet Liaison Officer at Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz., coordinating aviation weapons training. I was promoted to major in July 1963. Reassigned to Quantico, I entered the Command and Staff College, completing the course in June 1966.
I was ordered to Marine Aircraft Group 32, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing at MCAS, Beaufort, S.C., in July 1966, where he served as Group Operations and later as Commanding Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312. I was promoted to lieutenant colonel in July 1967. In August 1968, I reported to Marine Aircraft Group 13 at Chu Lai, serving as Group Operations Officer and then as Officer-in-Charge of the DaNang DASC in Vietnam.
I returned to the States in September 1969 and was assigned as Executive Officer of Marine Corps Air Station, Quantico, and later as G-3 Marine Corps Base. From July 1971 until July 1973, I was assigned to the NROTC Unit at the University of
Virginia, where I served as Executive Officer.
I was promoted to colonel in July 1973, and ordered to the U.S. European Command Headquarters, where I served as the Chief of War Plans Branch. I remained in that position until assigned duty as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. I was promoted to brigadier general on March 18, 1977, and assumed duty as Assistant Division Commander, 3d Marine Division, on Okinawa, Japan, from April 1977 to April 1978. On June 17, 1978, I was assigned as the Assistant Chief of Staff C-5 of the Combined Forces Command, Seoul, Korea. I served in this capacity until assuming duty as Deputy Commander, FMF, Pacific, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, in July 1980. On May 1, 1981, I was promoted to major general with date of rank August 1, 1977. I was assigned duty as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Marine Corps on May 26, 1981. On June 13, 1985, I advanced to lieutenant general and assumed the duty as Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Policies and Operations. I was assigned additional duties as Acting Chief of Staff on Nov. 16, 1985.
I was nominated by the President to the grade of general and assignment as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps in March 1986.
I retired on 1 July 1988 after completion of more than 36 years of active service.
That's who I am. Who the h*ll are you?
Skittles

Allentown, PA

#32 Apr 14, 2008
Guess you told him G.M... Nice!!:)
Glenn

Walnutport, PA

#34 Jun 29, 2008
the traffic isnt bad in Slatington with the bridge out/ thats if you know the side streets to make it faster at the light.
Slater

Allentown, PA

#35 Dec 9, 2008
Over the Mountain wrote:
<quoted text>You are right about the people. I never saw a small town, where, it seems hardly anyone works. Also, they don't appear to be disabled.
Are you serious, your from Lehighton, just take a ride through that town!!!

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