Logue Bridge name change awaits governor’s signature

Legislation to officially name a Lycoming County bridge was approved Monday in the state Senate.

House Bill 987, sponsored by state Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, would designate the bridge carrying 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,” Sen. E. Eugene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, said in a news release. “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.”

Logue was born on Jan. 30, 1927, in the city. 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.

Logue was a known engineering innovator who was contracted by the U.S. Navy to develop a remotely controlled surface and subsurface vehicle. He also was 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 on the submarine.

George Logue Sr. passed away at 85 years of age last Oct. 30.

The bill now goes to the governor for his signature.