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George E. Logue Sr. Memorial Bridge Dedication Ceremony
By Rep. Garth Everett
September 20, 2013
Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) was joined by Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford / Lycoming / Sullivan / Susquehanna / Union) for a dedication ceremony designating 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. Carolyn Martin spoke at the ceremony on behalf of the Logue family.
“I am pleased that Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, my Senate colleague, Gene Yaw and Carolyn Martin could join us for this wonderful event dedicating this bridge 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.
Everett recalled his days working for the Logue Construction Company.
“I worked for the George E. Logue Construction Company in the mid-1970s when I was in college and many others in the area worked for the company from the late 1950s until the early 80s 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 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.