East Valley Brook road is closed to all traffic other than local on the road.
The re-constructed bridge is expected to include spread footing, all-new guardrails, and an all-new venere to replace what is currently there.
“The bridge is pretty much worn out and needs to be replaced,” said Dave Pierce, the foreman of the bridge re-construction project. “I have no idea how long ago it was built, but it’s pretty worn out.”
The project, which is expected to cost roughly $540,000, features a total re-construction of the bridge. The narrow bridge may also be widened marginally as a result of the project, but Pierce does not anticipate any major changes to the bridge’s width.
“It’s going to be a little wider; it’s not going to be anything crazy,” said Pierce. “It’s not gonna be re-aligned or anything like that; it’s pretty much going back the way it is.”
The project is expected to take about two months, with an expected completion date of Monday, May 2.