Saturday’s post on the possible closure of the Route 57 bridge — a main gateway to the newly reopened Cobb’s Mill Inn — did not cause the stir I thought it might.
Maybe Weston’s telegraph operator was off for the weekend.
Here are a few more details, from an engineer who appears to know something:
“Bridge No. 01023” (to use its official state number) has been placed on a list of bridges needing rehabilitation. A study report is being prepared, and engineers are performing a hydraulic analysis.
The engineer stresses that there is no safety concern with the bridge. Routine inspections have identified, however, that it is showing its age. It was built around 1933.
The engineer — thinking ahead — hopes residents will weigh in on the choice between detouring traffic (for an expedited construction schedule) or maintaining traffic (and taking a long time to construct a new bridge).
Route 57 has no viable detour. It is an important route to Georgetown, and a major conduit to Weston center.
In the meantime, the road — and the bridge — to Cobb’s Mill Inn are open. Use them!