Construction on Rindge’s Wellington Road Bridge to start this month

  • Town of Rindge Staff photo by Ben Conant

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 5/6/2021 2:25:32 PM

Construction on the Wellington Road bridge in Rindge is expected to begin on May 17.

The new bridge is expected to be a pre-cast concrete arch which will be installed this summer. Currently, Wellington Bridge is a double-arch bridge that traverses Converseville Brook on Wellington Road. The pipes that support the arches are corroded, and the streambed at either end of the pipes has been scoured, causing the bridge to be structurally deficient. The bridge has been limited to only passenger vehicles since July of 2018.

The total cost of the bridge is approximately $820,000. The town is reconstructing the bridge with funds from the state bridge aid fund, which covers 80 percent of the cost. The remaining 20 percent of funds were approved at the 2020 Town Meeting by voters.

As part of the project, about 300 feet of pavement on Wellington Road is scheduled to be repaired as well.

Access to the bridge from Route 119 will be closed for the duration of the construction.

The projected completion date is projected to be Aug. 31, at which point the construction should be substantially completed and the bridge open to traffic once again.

Once completed, the new bridge is expected to have a service life of 75 years.

Work is expected to occur only on weekdays.

 

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.


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