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Rockingham won’t move bridge

August 8, 2019

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — Officials in the Vermont town of Rockingham have voted to have a new bridge built at the site of the old one.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports that the select board voted 3-2 on Tuesday to reject building the replacement Depot Street bridge at a spot slightly north of the existing bridge.

Some members of the business community have called for improved truck access to an area known as The Island, a parcel viewed as one of the few places where new businesses will be built.

A top concern of select board members who rejected moving the bridge was the financial ramifications of the old historic bridge, which would become the town’s responsibility if the bridge was built slightly upstream.

Construction is expected to start in 2023.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/

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