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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
May 27, 2014
Contacts:
Mark Richardson
Bridge Design Bureau
(603) 271-2731
Bill Boynton
Public Information Office
(603) 271-6495
Weight Posting For Lyme, NH - Thetford, VT Bridge
East Thetford Rd. Bridge Over The Connecticut River

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the immediate implementation of a posting of ‘Weight Limit 15 Tons’ on the East Thetford Road Bridge over the Connecticut River between Lyme, New Hampshire and Thetford, Vermont.

The East Thetford Road Bridge will also be restricted to alternating one-way traffic controlled by temporary signals for approximately two months until necessary bridge repairs can be completed. The posting ‘Weight Limit 15 Tons’ will remain in effect following the bridge repair work.

Information evaluated from the results of in-depth bridge inspection of the two- span, 471-foot long steel truss bridge determined that the load posting and lane restrictions are necessary.

Built in 1937, the East Thetford Road Bridge is on New Hampshire’s “Red List” and is scheduled to be rehabilitated in 2022. Approximately 2,100 vehicles cross the bridge daily.





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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