The bridge is imperiled by flooding worsened by land use patterns over the past decades and needs to be moved. Paradise Township has offered to give a new home to this Lancaster County icon and will maintain it into the future. The bridge will meet a need the Township has to connect two separated halves of Paradise Park. The bridge would once again serve as a viable connector and over the same creek it currently spans.
Funding is still a challenge. There may be a possibility of using Marcellus Shale funding or PEMA funds to defray part of the costs of re-locating the bridge to Paradise. However, even if so, some help would be needed to bridge the gap. Total rehabilitation and moving of this large landmark to full use would cost approximately $1M. Anyone interested in donating funds can contact The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County.