– The collaboration of neighboring state legislators Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) and Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings) came to fruition today with the official renaming of a Cambria County bridge.
“Building relationships and working together are two of the most important things we as elected officials must do,” Sankey said. “I was more than happy to have my ‘next door neighbor’ working in the 73rd Legislative District in order to pay tribute to a great man.”
Struzzi, who represents the 62nd District, authored House Bill 56
, which honors Sgt. William A. Stock with the renaming of the State Route 271 (also referred to as 24th St.) bridge that crosses the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Northern Cambria Borough as the Sergeant William Stock Memorial Bridge. The legislation was signed into law in June as Act 17 of 2021.
“Sgt. Stock served his country in the United States Air Force with the 49th Munitions Maintenance Squadron and returned home to serve his community as a coal miner with both the Barnes and Tucker and Tanoma Mining coal companies,” said Struzzi. “In addition to being a tremendous public servant, he is my father-in-law and I appreciate Rep. Sankey working with me to honor him in this manner.”
Stock died Aug. 19, 2018, at the age of 64, leaving behind a wife and four children. The ceremony to honor him and announce the bridge renaming took place at Spangler VFW Post 7503 in Northern Cambria.
Representative Jim Struzzi
62nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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