• Town to close bridge during fix
    December 27,2013
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    GUILFORD — The Select Board in Guilford has decided to close a bridge over Route 5 while it is being replaced rather than allowing restricted traffic flow across the span during replacement.

    The Guilford board voted 2-1 in favor of the recommendation of the Vermont Agency of Transportation to close the bridge for about a month.

    State officials maintain closing the bridge will reduce costs and shorten the length of the project.

    The Brattleboro Reformer reported that the 88-year-old concrete bridge, which carries an average of 2,400 vehicles daily over Broad Brook, is too narrow and is structurally deficient.

    Route 5 traffic would be detoured onto Interstate 91, while a separate detour would be made available for bicyclists who cannot use the highway.
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