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Everett Introduces George E. Logue Sr. Memorial Bridge Bill
By Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming)
March 13, 2013
House Bill 987 would designate the bridge carrying State Route 973 over Loyalsock Creek in Upper Fairfield and Eldred townships in Lycoming County as the George E. Logue, Sr. Memorial Bridge. The bill was introduced today by Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming).
“It is fitting that this bridge be named after George Logue Sr., as he dedicated himself to a career in engineering and was an expert in the construction and heavy equipment fields,” said Everett. “In addition, George was deeply involved in community organizations and gave his time and talent on many occasions.”
Everett said Logue was a native of Williamsport, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II and launched his own construction contracting business. Logue held five U.S. patents for heavy construction equipment and dump truck bodies. He was also a known engineering innovator who was contracted by the U.S. Navy to develop a remotely controlled surface and subsurface vehicle to recover underwater armaments.
“I worked for the George E. Logue Construction Company in the mid-1970’s when I was in college and many others in the area worked for the company from the late 1950’s until the early eighties when George Sr. owned and ran the business,” said Everett. “He started off his construction business in 1957 with a truck-mounted backhoe he built in his basement and turned into the largest construction company in the area – he was truly one of a kind.”
In addition his achievements in construction and engineering, Logue worked to memorialize the crew of the the U.S.S. Wahoo, a World War II submarine which was lost in the Sea of Japan in 1943. Logue’s brother, Robert, was a member of that crew.
Among other awards, Everett said Logue received the Penn State Outstanding Alumni Award in 2010.
Logue passed away in October, 2012 at the age of 85.
Everett said he feels confident that the legislation will move through the House Transportation Committee and through the House this Spring