Bridge to be dedicated today after fallen soldier

A local fallen soldier is to be honored today with the dedication of the new DuBoistown Bridge in his name.

Marine Lance Cpl. Abram Howard died in July 2010 when the vehicle in which he was traveling was devastated by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. His death came just weeks before he was due to return from his tour of duty.

At 10 a.m., members of his family and state and local officials will gather in Susquehanna State Park to rename the bridge in his honor. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be near the Hiawatha dock, where a sign has been temporarily erected for the event, according to Tonya Anderson, an aide to state Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport.

The sign will be moved to a permanent location on the bridge at the start of next week, according to Rick Mason, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.