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Greenfield covered bridge to get repaired in 2014

December 31, 2013

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A covered bridge in Greenfield knocked it off its abutments by the remnants of Hurricane Irene in August 2011 will be put back in place in the new year.

Mayor William Martin says the bridge on Eunice Williams Drive will be repaired in the parking lot where it was moved while the abutments are replaced, then lifted back into place by September.

First the city has to pick a contractor to do the work.

Town Engineer Sara Campbell tells The Recorder (http://bit.ly/KiS751 ) that 10 bids have come in, ranging from $899,000 to $1.7 million.

Martin says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay for about 70 percent of the cost.

The current bridge was built in 1972. It replaced a 100-year-old bridge that was burned down by vandals in 1969.


Information from: The (Greenfield, Mass.) Recorder, http://www.recorder.com

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