Right on schedule, the town has re-opened both the Naubuc Avenue Bridge and the Addison Road Bridge to traffic.
The Addison Road Bridge, which leads from Hebron Avenue to Smith Middle School, had been closed to traffic since April 25.
The bridge needed to be completely reconstructed, with new water and gas mains, as well as new concrete and asphalt. The bridge now has the year of its completion—“2012”—stamped into the concrete at its side.
Naubuc Avenue Bridge had been closed since mid-September for rehabilitation work on the old bridge.
The work added metal guide wires, and shored up another portion of the bridge. The work was intended to preserve the historic nature of the bridge, which dates back to 1871. It was built after the great flood of Oct. 1869.
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