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PennDOT Names New Bradford Maintenance Manager

Robert Thorne has been appointed to the position of Highway Maintenance Manager in Bradford County effective Sept. 4, 2004. Bradford County is part of Engineering District 3-0 headquartered in Montoursville.

Thorne is currently serving as an assistant county maintenance manager in the Susquehanna/-Wyoming County Maintenance Organization in Engineering District 4-0, a post he has held since 1999. Prior to that, he served as the roadway programs coordinator in the Susquehanna County Maintenance Organization in Engineering District 4-0. He has been with PENNDOT since 1985.

As the new Bradford County chief, he will oversee 902 miles of state-owned highways, 517 state bridges and 130 permanent employees and various temporary employees.

Bob Thorne, a 19-year PENNDOT employee, lives in Tunkhannock with his wife, Maria. They have a son, BJ and a daughter, Marile.

Thorne succeeds Dave DeLosa, who retired from the post earlier this year.

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