October 18, 2007
Road bridge repairs to begin
GOFFSTOWN - Construction
on the Bog road bridge is slated to begin this week,
pending arrival of an emergency wetlands permit to
repair recently discovered damage remaining from the
Carl Quiram, director of the Department of Public Works,
reported on the bridge's status at the Monday, Oct. 15,
Goffstown Board of Selectmen meeting.
The repairs will take approximately until mid-November
and should not interfere with scheduled repairs for
bridges on Mountain Road as previously thought,
according to Quiram, because of assistance from the
Department of Transportation (DOT).
The Bog Road bridge repairs could have potentially
shifted back planned bridge repairs on Mountain Road
until next year, said Quiram.
Bog Road Bridge serves as an access road for emergency
vehicles when Mountain Road is closed.
Quiram said he would not have felt comfortable having
both routes closed.
The damage was spotted Oct. 5 by a passerby who reported
it to the DPW and the bridge was closed the same
day. Though the DOT had inspected bridges after
the May floods, the Bog Road bridge damage was missed
becasue of high water levels that have since receded,
Selectman Nick Campasano asked if all Goffstown bridges
had been inspected since the water levels had
Quiram replied they probably hadn't, but that the
bridges on Mountain Road were the last of the red-listed
bridges in Goffstown.
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