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Hall Bridge - WGN 45-13-07#2
Bartonville Bridge - WGN 45-13-11

by Ray Hitchcock

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Rockingham, Vt. November 3, 2011 - Work is starting today on the Hall Bridge footings.

The Select board last night hired engineering firm Clough Harbour Associates to design the replacement bridge for Bartonsville. They have settled on a wood covered bridge but may be looking for a stronger design and presumably bigger interior to handle fire trucks.

The firm representative Phil Pierce offered a few alternatives including one of concrete and steel for $75,000 less. I think one alternative is a replica.

The September 19 assesment of the Hall Bridge by VTrans: One abutment was undermined with temporary cribbing repair in place, the abutment showing shifting, tree penetrated siding. Sink hole at approach. Bridge is barricaded and closed to traffic.

The September 19 assesment of the Bartonsville Bridge by VTrans: Destroyed by flooding and washed down stream. Not salvageable.

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