Plans and funding for a bridge extending Boot Road over the Brandywine Creek into Johnson-town are moving forward, according to Downingtown borough officials.Borough Manager Stephen Sullins said the project will support the borough's Keystone Opportunity Zone, a tax-free area targeted for industrial or commercial redevelopment.

The bridge also will help the Percheron Group's River Station project, Sullins said. The River Station project is on a 76-acre lot formerly used by the Sonoco Products Co. paper plant and partly in East Caln.

Sullins said borough officials have been working with the developer on the $3.5 million bridge project for five years. The cost to extend Boot Road to the other side of Brandywine Creek is about $4.2 million

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