No one seems to know when or why the dam was built. Once it's removed, it hopefully will open up miles of creek for trout and herring to spawn.
Chemical plant engineer Dave Pratt says the company decided to demolish the dam to save repair renovation and maintenance costs for what is essentially a useless structure.
American Rivers spokeswoman Sara Strassman says a relatively small batch of Pennsylvania's 7,000 dams are used for anything now.
Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com