September 24, 2018

Enfield sets $100K emergency bridge work

The town of Enfield has allocated $100,000 for emergency repairs to its South River Street Bridge, two years ahead of a scheduled rebuild.

Enfield officials say a bi-annual safety inspection of the span last spring found extensive corrosion to its steel beams, worse than during its previous inspection in 2016.

Town Council appropriated $100,000 and has hired Hammonasset Construction LLC to perform repairs over a three-week period, beginning in early October.

"This is a dangerous situation that requires repairs for the safety of the residents of South River Street, and any visitors to the area,'' Town Manager Christopher Bromson said in a statement.

The bridge is scheduled to be completely replaced in 2021, and funds are already in place for that work, Bromson said.

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