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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
January 10, 2012
Contacts:
Doug Gosling
Bridge Maintenance Bureau
(603) 271-6667
Bill Boynton
Public Information Office
(603) 271-6495
Mt. Orne Covered Bridge Repairs Begin In Lancaster
Bridge Over The Connecticut River Closed Since 2010

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces repair work is underway on the Mt. Orne Covered Bridge that crosses the Connecticut River between Lancaster, New Hampshire and Lunenburg, Vermont.

This repair work by a NHDOT Bridge Maintenance Bureau crew is expected to take approximately three months to complete and will allow for the reopening of the 100-year old wooden bridge, that has been closed to traffic since May of 2010.

The Town of Lancaster owns all but 32 feet of the 266-foot long bridge, with the remainder owned by the Town of Lunenburg. The Mt. Orne Covered Bridge was built in 1911 and rehabilitated in 1983.






New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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