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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: October 20, 2021 04:35 PM
From: Representative Bridget M. Kosierowski and Rep. Kyle J. Mullins
To: All House members
Subject: Joseph Caviston Memorial Bridge
A native of Carbondale, Joseph Caviston served as an employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). On October 4, 1975, Joseph Caviston was directing traffic to the passing lane to protect other workers stationed on the berm along Interstate 81 in Greenfield Township, Lackawanna County. While doing so, the rear of his truck was hit by another vehicle, causing both vehicles to turn over.
As a result of the injuries, he sustained in this collision, Joseph Caviston went into a coma, and passed away six months later on April 18, 1975 at the age of 35. Joseph Caviston is one of 90 PennDOT employees who have lost their lives in the line of duty since 1970.
In memory of his public service and loss, we will be introducing legislation to designate the bridge on State Route 1039, also known as Meredith Street, over Gordan Avenue and Lackawanna Avenue in Carbondale Township, Lackawanna County, as the Joseph Caviston Memorial Bridge.
Please join us in this effort to honor this member of our community.

Introduced as HB2094