Town officials have been notified by the state Department of Transportation that an inspection several weeks ago revealed structural deficiencies in both the substructure and ornamental truss structure of the William F. Cribari Bridge.
ConnDOT says that immediate repairs are necessary to maintain “the continued safety and stability of the existing bridge structure.”
Repairs begin on July 30. The tentative schedule calls for 6 weeks of work — weather permitting.
The contractor will work between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., Mondays through Fridays. The bridge and sidewalk will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Marine traffic requiring bridge openings may be limited during work periods.
ConnDOT will continue to focus on the longer term future of the Cribari Bridge. As previously announced, their Project Advisory Committee meets tonight (Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall auditorium).