|For Immediate Release
December 31, 2009
NH Department of Transportation
Vermont Agency of Transportation
|Connecticut River Bridge To Close For Four Days For Inspection
Bridge Connecting Stewartstown, NH And Beecher Falls, VT To Be Closed During Daytime Hours From January 4-7, 2010
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announce the planned closing of the Connecticut River bridge carrying Bridge Street between Stewartstown, New Hampshire and Beecher Falls, Vermont for four days to allow for a detailed inspection of the bridge.
This daytime bridge closure will be in effect beginning Monday, January 4 through Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM each day. Emergency response vehicles from the Beecher Falls Fire Department will be allowed to cross the bridge if necessary during the closure periods.
A signed detour will be in place on both sides of the Connecticut River during the bridge closure periods, directing motorists to the bridge crossing the river between Stewartstown, New Hampshire and Canaan, Vermont.
AECOM Transportation, of Boston, Massachusetts, will perform the inspection work. The steel arch girder bridge to be inspected is currently on the NHDOT’s Red List of structurally deficient bridges. It was constructed in 1930 and is currently posted for a “10 Ton Weight Limit”.